A Dark, Family Comedy
Oct. 10, 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20
This American classic explores alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape. Sons of a desert-dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee’s trashy Western tale. Finalist, 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
“True West has […] arguably become Shepard’s signature piece, the leanest,
most pointed of his full-length works.” – David Krasner, A Companion to Twentieth Century American Drama