October 13-14 & 19-21; November 17-18 & 24-25, 2017
TRUE WEST, the story of brothers Austin and Lee, is set in the kitchen of their mother's home 40 miles east of Los Angeles, where Austin is house-sitting. Lee bullies his way into staying at the house and uses his pushy con-man tactics to take over the screenplay Austin is pitching in Hollywood. The brothers find themselves forced to cooperate in the creation of a story that will make or break both their lives. As the brothers learn to live and work with each other, their roles as successful writer and nomadic drifter are reversed -- and each man becomes what he had both envied and loathed about the other.
Don't miss Sam Shepard's celebrated, funny, and high-energy play, which the San Francisco Chronicle called "clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic. If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's winning genius: the ability to make you think you're watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another".
CREW Produced and directed by Michael K. Potter and Michael O'Reilly Music by George Manury Set design by Martin Ouellette and Matthew Burgess Set construction by Martin Ouellette Scenic paintings by Matthew Burgess Props by Matt Froese Poster Design by Kris Simic Photography by Martin Ouellette (Churchwood Pictures)