True West by Sam Shepard at KD Conservatory Black Box Theatre

November 6, 2013  |  Posted by: Kathy Tyner

True West by Sam Shepard

Theatre Rocks and Totally Wow Productions presents…

True West by Sam Shepard

Now Showing at KD Conservatory – Black Box Theatre

November 8, 9, and 10
November 15, 16, and 17

Friday and Saturday shows start @ 8:00 pm
Sunday shows start @ 2:00 pm

KD Conservatory – Black Box Theatre
2600 N. Stemmons Fwys, Suite 117, Dallas, TX 75207

Students $15.00
Seniors $17.50
General $20.00

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True West by Sam Shepard
Playing at KD Conservatory Black Box Theater, True West opened Thursday, October 31 and runs through November 17. Directed by Bill Rhoten and Produced by Larry D. LeMaster, TWP Productions. True West is a story about sibling rivalry between two estranged brothers who experienced the typical good boy vs. bad boy dynamic, and who unexpectedly reconnect.

Shepard illustrates the duality of human personality, and our primitive instincts for violence against the unavoidable family ties that usually discourage an individual from acting as wanted. In this case, a series of emotional angry outbreaks take place as Austin can’t defend himself: Is he frightened of Lee or does he admire his brother’s willingness to break the rules?

The two brothers gradually undergo a role reversal triggering a roller-coaster of emotions and actions.

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