True West

True West
by Sam Shepard

Directed by Michael Catlin

Starring Sean Byrne, Glen Piper, Kevin Fox & Antoinette MacDonald

True West is the tale of two brothers: Austin, a successful young man, and Lee, an unshaven alcoholic, desert drifter and petty thief. This American classic is a poignant inquiry into the artistic and ethical struggle of working both in the film industry and as a playwright. The central question of identity that pervades Shepard’s other works takes on a different twist. "I wanted to write a play about double nature," Shepard said, "one that wouldn't be symbolic or metaphorical or any of that stuff. I think we're split in a much more devastating way than psychology can ever reveal.”

Special Note: Tuesday, April 12 was a special benefit performance in support of the CanAssist African Relief Trust.

Media

There were also articles about True West in Kingston newspapers:

King's Town Players take on Sam Shepard's True West
Kingston EMC - March 24, 2011

Similar yet vastly different
Kingston Whig Standard - April 9, 2011

True West
Kingston This Week - April 14, 2011

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