Austin is a straitlaced screenwriter on the verge of selling his next script. His brother Lee is a blustering drifter just back from three months in the Mojave desert. When Lee charms his way into Austin’s movie deal, they begin to transform into each other in a conflict that crescendos into chaos. A finalist for the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, True West is a wry exploration of duality, masculinity, and the mythos of the American west.
Our production of Sam Shepard’s masterwork features an all Asian American cast starring Joel de la Fuente (Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle) and Sanjit De Silva (The Cherry Orchard, New Play Frontiers commissioned writer) as the feuding brothers.
Recommended for ages 14+
Relaxed Performances offer a judgment-free environment that invites individuals with autism, ADD, ADHD, dementia, and other sensory sensitivities to enjoy theatre in a relaxed, “shush-free” zone—a great option for parents with young children, too. For each Relaxed Performance, we offer a pre-show Sensory Tour, during which patrons are able to enter the theatre space, view the set and props, and ask questions. This RP features ASL interpretation, and audio description is available upon request.
Friday, August 18 at 7:30pm
During every performance this week, dialogue appears on an LED screen placed near the stage to benefit patrons with hearing impairments, as well as English language learners.
Our Smart Caption Glasses offer immersive, real-time captioning for live theatre. These revolutionary glasses display a synchronized transcript of the play directly on the lenses, and are customizable for your comfort.
Glasses are available to reserve for select performances of True West
To expand access to our work, we offer 50%-off Access Nights throughout the season. The discount is automatic for this performance, no promo code required.
Friday, August 4 at 7:30pm