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True West

True West (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1010306059. Details of all True West archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S5365

Archive Listings

4 Sep 14
  to
4 Oct 14
The Kiln (formerly Tricycle Theatre)
Inner London, Greater London
Performance Details => Venue archive

Details

True West archiveTwo contrasting visions of America, imagined through the different characters of two brothers: Southern California. Austin, a Los Angeles screenwriter, is house-sitting for his mother while he puts the finishing touches to his current scriptwriting project. His hopes for peace and quiet disappear with the arrival of Lee, a small-time crook and drifter or as he would have it: 'desert survival expert'. When a Hollywood producer arrives to discuss Austin's project, Lee hijacks the meeting with a pitch for a Western based on his own, exaggerated life. The producer is browbeaten into offering Lee a big-bucks advance and Austin agrees to put his brother's vision into words. But their rivalry is too much for them and the tension rises into a dramatic finale. A devastatingly realistic power struggle from inside the mind of 'the bucking bronco of American theater'.

Cast/Performers

Eugene O'Hare (Austin), Alex Ferns (Lee), Steven Elliot, Barbara Rafferty

Creatives/Company

Author: Sam Shepard
Producer: Tricycle Theatre
Director: Phillip Breen
Design: Max Jones
Sound: Andrea J Cox
Lighting: Tina McHugh

Reviews

No UKTW or User reviews available.
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