by Sam Shepard
Full Length Play, Comedy / 3m, 1f
Finalist! 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
This American classic explores alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape.
- Finalist! 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Reviews"True West has [...] arguably become Shepard's signature piece, the leanest, most pointed of his full-length works." - David Krasner, A Companion to Twentieth Century American Drama.
"Shepard's masterwork [...] It tells us a truth, as glimpsed by a 37-year-old genius." - New York Post
"It's clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic. If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's winning genius; the ability to make you think you're watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another." - San Francisco Chronicle
- Strong Language
- Minimum Fee: $125 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, 1980s
- Setting: A kitchen and adjoining alcove in a suburb forty miles outside of Los Angeles.