TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard
New York, NY
Jumbo Productions brings to life Sam Shepard's Masterpiece "True West" brilliantly.
Sam Shepard - "I wanted to write a play about double nature, one that wouldn't be symbolic or metaphorical or any of that stuff. I just wanted to give a taste of what it feels like to be two-sided. It's a real thing, double nature. I think we're split in a much more devastating way than psychology can ever reveal. It's not so cute. Not some little thing we can get over. It's something we've got to live with."
True West is a character study that examines the relationship between Austin, a screenwriter, and his older brother Lee. Austin is house-sitting while their mother is in Alaska, and there he is confronted by his brother, who proceeds to bully his way into staying at the house and using Austin's car. In addition, the screenplay which Austin is pitching to his connection in Hollywood somehow gets taken over by the pushy con-man tactics of Lee, and the brothers find themselves forced to cooperate in the creation of a story that will make or break both their lives.
The play is directed by Bill Barry, who also plays Lee. The play also includes Peter Rawlinson as Austin, Joseph Marshall as Saul and Sharon Matteson as Mom. The production is stage managed by Andrea Perry.
The production opened on Sept. 21st. Remaining performances are Sept. 29 and 30th at 8pm. Saturday October 1st at 3pm and 9pm and Sunday October 2nd at 3pm.
Jumbo Productions, founded in 2010 is committed to providing thought provoking and entertaining theatre. We promise to always take the work, but never ourselves, seriously...