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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

Adrian McLoughlin, Jacqueline Morgan, Derek Riddell, Michael Shaw

Creatives/Company

Author: Sam Shepard
Director: Jennie Darnell
Design: Will Hargreaves
Lighting: Jason Taylor

True West

True West (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1461785975. Details of all True West archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S5365

Archive Listings

4 Jun 98
  to
20 Jun 98
Playhouse
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Performance Details => Venue archive

  to
11 Jul 98
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Plymouth, Devon
Performance Details => Venue archive

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CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

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