Down from Buffalo

 

When Sam returns to his hometown to check on his mother, he is reluctantly drawn back into the bitter family dynamic he escaped. His mother lives in denial and on the brink of poverty, just down the road from his wealthy, remarried father. When his younger sister shows up with her band mate looking for money, Sam is forced to reconcile all these relationships at once while trying keep the fragile peace. Walking away could destroy his family. But staying could destroy himself.

 

Characters

Sam, 30s

Collette, Sams mother, late 60s

Glenn, Sam's father, 70s

Bee, Glenn's wife, 60s

Sandra, Sam's sister, late 20s/early 30s

Meg, Sandra's bandmate, late 20s/early 30s

 

Down from Buffalo has had readings at The Public Theater, The Brick Theater, and in Dutch Kills Theater's Loose Leaf Reading Series.