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.
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.
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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). Others consider it part of a quintet which includes Fool for Love (1983) and A Lie of the Mind (1985).
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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