Sam Shepard’s character study, “True West,” will conclude the Minnesota State University Department of Theatre & Dance Studio season.
Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. nightly from Wednesday through Saturday in the Andreas Theatre.
Pulitzer Prize-winning Shepard examines the relationship between Austin, a screenwriter, and his older brother Lee. Austin is house-sitting while their mother is in Alaska, and there he is confronted by his brother, who proceeds to bully his way into staying at the house and using Austin's car.
In addition, the screenplay which Austin is pitching to his connection in Hollywood somehow gets taken over by the pushy con-man tactics of Lee, and the brothers find themselves forced to cooperate in the creation of a story that will make or break both their lives.
“True West” is directed by first-year MFA directing candidate Rusty Ruth, with third-year MFA acting candidate Anthony DePoto and sophomore John Jacobs as Lee and Austin, respectively. MSU presented “True West” in 1992.
Tickets are $10, $9 for senior citizens, youth 16 and under and groups of 15 or more, and $8 for current Minnesota State students. They may be purchased at MSUTheatre.com, or by calling or stopping by the Theatre & Dance Box Office in the lobby of the Earley Center for Performing Arts between 4-6 p.m. on Monday-Friday. Call 507-389-6661.