Joseph Chaikin and Sam Shepard
WHEN THE WORLD WAS GREEN is described as "a hauntingly lyrical memory play about an older gentleman who was once a superb chef and a young female reporter who comes to interview him in the prison. She is determined to unearth why he has been locked up and find out what exactly was this mysterious act. WHEN THE WORLD WAS GREEN is best known for Sam Shepard's poetic style for which he is celebrated. Though it is sketched in a world of sensual delight, of great journeys to distant lands, and exotic food, the beauty of Shepard's work is that things are not always as they seem with layers to unfold. Under the surface, viewers will discover a family vendetta that has lasted for seven generations. This production is a moving story of regret and loss through which these two unique characters transcend their memories and reach mutual forgiveness and love."