Father tells Son what he knows about the world, failing to answer key questions about his past. Wife talks about finding a better place in society and what might be best for Son. Mean-while, Mike talks about working for the government where somehow his brother was murdered. Eventually Mike arrives at the house and accuses Father of killing his brother. They fight and Mike kills Father. Wife and Son escape and live on the road for a year. Wife and Son return to their house to find an occupant, Mike. Son is killed by Mike while trying to avenge Father’s death. Mike persuades Wife to go with him.

Written and Directed by Richard Maxwell

Father: Gary Wilmes
Wife: Laurena Allan
Son: John Becker
Mike: Yehuda Duenyas

Set, Lights and Costumes: Jane Cox

Production History

The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York 1998
Performance Space 122, New York 1998
Holland Festival, Amsterdam 1999
Theater der Welt, Berlin 1999
Vienna Festival, 2000
The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus 2000
Festival d’Automne à Paris, 2000
Dublin Fringe Festival, 2000
Festival de Théâtre des Amériques, Montreal 2001
deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus, Antwerp 2001
The Barbican, London 2001
Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires, 2001


Richard Maxwell Wins OBIE for House, Playbill, 1999
House, The Guardian, 2001