About the Play

True West is a dark comedy about two adult brothers staying at their mother’s empty house. The younger is a straight-laced, productive member of society trying to strike it rich selling a screenplay. His older brother, a drifter with savage charisma, arrives in the middle of the night and the two spiral into competition with each other.

Sam Shepard’s hot-blooded characters and deep understanding of family ties make this work exciting, funny, frightening, and boldly memorable.