Fun House Theatre and Film presents Sticks and Bones
David Rabe’s Sticks and Bones kicks off Fun House Theatre and Film’s year long look at Politics Through the Proscenium. Be it the Syrian Refugee crisis, misconceptions about Islam, the treatment of current military veterans or piousness in conservative Christianity, the relevance of this 45 year old work, presented in 2016 by a new generation of actors and for a new generation of audience members, brutally exemplifies the concept that those who are unaware of their history are simply doomed to repeat it.
Sticks and Bones is a darkly comic portrait of an archetypal, middle class family, Ozzie, Harriet, David, and Ricky, falling apart. When David comes back from the Vietnam War blinded, he is pursued by furies that haunt him. Wanting to return their son to normal, Ozzie and Harriet attempt their best parenting. But David grows even more vengeful. Finally it's up to guitar-playing, fudge-eating Ricky to save the day by enlisting the family in a tidy little atrocity all their own.