Windsor’s Post Productions Theatre Company presents True West, Sam Shepard’s celebrated, funny, and high-energy play, at Sho Art, Spirit, & Performance on October 13, 14, 19, 20 & 21, 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 this 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”.
Joey Wright as Austin
Dylan MacDonald as Lee
Ian Loft as Saul
Cindy Pastorius as Mom
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)
True West is an adults-only 19+ years of age production and SHO is a licensed venue — the audience is encouraged to stay for drinks and discussion after the show.
The show starts at 8pm each night.
Tickets are $20 and available in advance online or at the door.