"A full-on sensory assault with hypnotizing performances"


Austin has come to stay at his mother’s house while she’s on vacation to work on his latest movie script. Unfortunately, his estranged older brother, Lee, has shown up at the house too. Tension between the brothers escalates to both emotional and physical struggle as Lee tries to write and sell his own movie script to Austin’s agent in this intense drama with moments of comedy and dramatic excitement.

This two-act production runs approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes with an intermission.  


"This TPT production is a full-on sensory assault with hypnotizing performances by TPT Producing Artistic Director James R. Kuhl and TPT favorite Ryan Carlson....Without giving away too much of the story, the scenes that follow require and deliver some of the finest acting you are likely to see this year." 
- Patty Nolan,
"If you’ve never seen “True West”, a truly classic and electrifying piece of American theatre, this is a production you’ll want to see. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen the show, this is a great time to get reacquainted."
-Daniel Skora,


By Sam Shepard

Directed by:
Hillary Bard

Ryan Carlson*
James Kuhl
Andrew Papa
Brenda Lane

*Member of the Actors' Equity Association