Genre: Drama
Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard's 1980 dark comedy, True West, is an explosive exploration of family dysfunction and sibling rivalry. Austin , an Ivy League-educated, hopeful screenwriter, has returned to his childhood home outside L.A., intent on selling his latest script to a Hollywood producer. But Austin's world is turned upside down when his older brother Lee, a crude petty thief, shows up unexpectedly and tries to sell his story - a "true" American western - to the intrigued producer. As the two estranged men wrangle over their screenplays, bicker, get drunk, and trash the house, they soon come to realize that deep down they may not be so different after all. Intensely psychological! Hideously funny! The duality of human personality and our primal capacity for violence .
Open:   11/22/06
Close:   01/05/07

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Wednesday, November 22nd @ 8pm
Friday, November 24th @ 8pm
Wednesday, November 29th @ 8pm
Thursday, November 30th @ 8pm
Friday, December 1st @ 8pm
Wednesday, December 6th @ 8pm
Thursday, December 7th @ 8pm
Friday, December 8th @ 8pm
Wednesday, December 13th @ 8pm
Thursday, December 14th @ 8pm
Friday, December 15th @8pm
Wednesday, December 20th @ 8pm
Thursday, December 21st @ 8pm
Friday, December 22nd @ 8pm
Wednesday, January 3rd @ 8pm
Thursday, January 4th @ 8pm
Friday, January 5th @ 8pm

Theater:   Big, Little Theatre
Address:   141 Ridge Street
New York, NY
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Presented by: Michael Chekhov Theatre Company         Official Web Site: