The family at the center of Sam Shepard’s Buried Child grapples with a changing
America in an era of rapid growth for some of the population, but not all. As
we watch them fight for self-preservation, questions arise about how we can
achieve success in a time when the American Dream is a moving, evolving target.
How do we prepare our children for this? Matthias Doepke, an
economics professor at Northwestern University, will explore how we and our
families work toward a “New American Dream.” Dr. Doepke is co-author of Love,
Money, & Parenting: How Economics Affects the Way We Raise Our Kids. Cosponsored
with the Glencoe Historical Society and Writers Theatre.
Event Type(s): Arts and Music, Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult