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True West

Arizona Theatre Company
Start Date
May 26 @ 3:00 pm
End Date
May 26 @ 5:00 pm

“True West” at the Linda Ronstadt Music Hall

Witness the intense drama of sibling rivalry in Sam Shepard’s acclaimed play True West. Presented by the Arizona Theatre Company at the Linda Ronstadt Music Hall. This Pulitzer finalist and Tony-nominated production explores the relationship between two brothers in the backdrop of the American West.

Following Austin, a successful screenwriter who settles into his mother’s desert home to work on his next screenplay. His peace is disrupted by the arrival of his brother Lee, an alcoholic drifter with plans to rob the neighborhood. What unfolds is a darkly comic narrative that spirals into chaos as the brothers clash in escalating confrontations.

The story progresses, forcing the siblings to collaborate on a screenplay. This opportunity comes with the promise of a substantial Hollywood payday, sparking a fierce battle of wills. Their interaction leads to a hysterical yet disturbing twist where the brothers reverse roles, stepping into the other’s shoes.

True West captures the essence of brotherly love entwined with deep-seated rivalry. It also highlights the complexities of familial bonds and personal ambition. The play poignantly illustrates how the dreams and disillusionments of the American West impact their lives, driving them to a realization that this town isn’t big enough for both of them.

Don’t miss this gripping production, which combines dark humor with psychological drama and showcases Shepard’s sharp dialogue and profound character study. Join us at the Linda Ronstadt Music Hall for a performance that will leave you reflecting on family dynamics and the pursuit of the American Dream. True West is a compelling theatrical experience that is as thought-provoking as entertaining.

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26 May 2024
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