Performance

VenuePlayhouse
Other spaces at this venue include: Salberg Studio
TownSalisbury
CountyWiltshire
From4th June 1998
To20th June 1998
What is currently on at Playhouse (V923)

True West

T1461785975
Two 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'.
Author Sam Shepard


Archive :: production:T1461785975, play:S5365, venue:V923

Production details

Company

Director Jennie Darnell
Design Will Hargreaves
Lighting Jason Taylor
Performer Adrian McLoughlin
Performer Jacqueline Morgan
Performer Derek Riddell
Performer Michael Shaw

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