True West

Written by Sam Shepard

April 21 – May 14, 2023

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 2pm

Monday, May 1 at 7:30pm – Pay What You Can 

A discussion with the cast and director will follow the performance on Sunday, May 7

This American classic explores alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape. Sons of a desert-dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee’s trashy Western tale.

Run time:  2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission

Content Warning:  Strong language, violence, and alcohol use. Best enjoyed by ages 14 and up.

Audio Described performance:  Sunday, May 7 at 2pm

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Austin – Joe Swanson
Lee – David Tufford
Saul – Kjer Whiting
Mom – Kathleen Winters


Director – Duck Washington
Stage Manager – Megan Slawson
Set Designer – Michael Haas
Lighting Designer – Shannon Elliott
Costume Designer – Colleen O’Dell
Prop Designer – Terri Ristow
Sound Designer – Anita Kelling
Violence Director – Mason Tyer
Assistant Stage Manager –Andrew Pritchard
Assistant Costume Designer – Kara Green
Backstage Crew – Laura Doty
Light Board Operators – David Nelson, Max Taggart
Sound Board Operator – Johnna Johnson