By Sam Shepard
September 6 - 29, 2019, with one additional performance on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 8pm

Barebones Black Box
1211 Braddock Avenue
Braddock, PA 15104

Sam Shepard's True West is an American classic that traces the volatile relationship of Austin and Lee, estranged brothers who find themselves holed up together in their mother's well-kept suburban house with a typewriter, a set of golf clubs and the undeniable call of the desert. 


Andrew David Ostrowski (Lighting Designer)
Tony Ferrieri (Set Designer)
Brittany Spinelli (Stage Manager)
Dave Bjornson (Sound Designer)
Randy Kovitz (Fight Designer)


Gabriel King (Austin)
Patrick Jordan (Lee)
Randy Kovitz (Agent Saul)
Heidi Mueller Smith (Mom)

I wanted to write a play about double nature, one that wouldn’t be symbolic or metaphorical or any of that stuff. I just wanted to give a taste of what it feels like to be two-sided. It’s a real thing, double nature. I think we’re split in a much more devastating way than psychology can ever reveal.
— Sam Shepard, Playwright

A rambunctious and spontaneous tale about sibling rivalry… the seductiveness of Hollywood and with the battle between art and business. Lee and Austin are fraternal opposites… Lee is a scurvy desert rat, Austin a hot shot intellectual screenwriter. An exhilarating confluence of writing, acting and staging… True West is acted for its reality even when the events are surreal.
— New York Times, 1982