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Theatre Exile's True West @ Plays & Players Sun Feb 9 3pm $35

Theatre Exile brings audiences a modern American classic: Sam Shepard's True West, starring Jeb Kreager and Brian Osborne.  Join us for the Sunday 3pm matinee at Plays & Players in Center City on Sunday, February 9, at 3pm with post-show discussion following the play. 

True West
By Sam Shepard
Featuring Jeb Kreager and Brian Osborne
with Joe Canuso & E. Ashley Izard

Directed by Matt Pfeiffer

Location is at Plays and Players Theatre
January 30 – February 23, 2014

"What kinda people kill each other most?  Family people.  Brothers."

Bitter sibling rivalry surfaces when brothers Austin and Lee reunite in True West, the classic play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, director, and Academy Award-nominated actor Sam Shepard (The Right Stuff, Black Hawk Down).  Together in their mother's house in the desert, jealously threatens to ignite a powder keg between the men in a sometimes-terrifying, darkly comic struggle for dominance.

To order your tickets call[masked] or click on the link below.  It looks like tickets are $35.00.  I have a season subscription.

True West is a play by American playwright Sam Shepard. Like most of his works it is inspired by myths of American life and popular culture. The play is a more traditional narrative than most of the plays that Shepard has written.

Some critics consider it the third of a Family Trilogy which includes Curse of the Starving Class (1976) and Buried Child (1979).[1] Others consider it part of a quintet which includes Fool for Love (1983) and A Lie of the Mind (1985).[2]

In 1982, Sam Shepard's True West, starring Sinise and John Malkovich, was the first of many Steppenwolf productions to travel to New York City. Steppenwolf Theatre Company is a Tony Award-winning Chicago theatre company founded in 1974 by Gary Sinise, Terry Kinney, and Jeff Perry in the basement of a church in Highland Park, Illinois. It has since relocated to Chicago's Halsted Street, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Its name comes from the Hermann Hesse novel. Martha Lavey, long-time ensemble member, has been artistic director since 1995 and David Hawkanson has been executive director since 2003.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great, I was a little familiar with playwright before hand, but the actors were great in this production, Leaders subscription gave us 20% off tickets which was nice suprise.

    February 10, 2014

  • Darlene Broadway B.

    It is easy to walk by this place and miss it. It is on the second floor of a narrow building on Sansom Street, between 15th and 16th streets. Look for the sign with the Nodding Head. Come up the stairs. Look for the meetup sign on the table.

    February 3, 2014

  • Darlene Broadway B.

    Yes, let's meet for brunch at 12:30PM at the Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant. The food is good and not too expensive. Nodding Head 1516 Sansom Street, is between 15th and 16th streets.

    February 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member


    Have you decided on a place for lunch ye?

    February 3, 2014

  • Darlene Broadway B.

    You may be able to get a discount price by signing up on Philly Fund Guide. I have a subscription.

    January 31, 2014

  • Darlene Broadway B.

    Tickets are $35.00. To order your tickets call[masked] or click on the link below.

    January 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi! what's the cost

    January 30, 2014

  • Darlene Broadway B.

    "Black Hawk Down" is more about the combat than it is about the characters, yet there are still some incredible performances to be found. Many characters emerge with terrific engagement. William Fichtner projects a peculiarly modern sense of professionalism as Delta Sgt. Sanderson, issuing orders through pursed lips as he tries to impose order in the midst of deadly chaos. The best, though, may be Shepard as Garrison, a commander who has to make tough decisions without recourse to dramatic expression.

    December 30, 2013

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