True West

True West by Sam Shepard
September 25 – October 10, 2015

Directed by Michelle Aguillon

Hailed as Sam Shepard’s masterpiece, this American classic explores alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape as sons of a desert dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script.

In the process, the conflict between the brothers creates a heated situation in which their roles as successful family man and nomadic drifter are somehow reversed, and each man finds himself admitting that he had somehow always wished he were in the other's shoes.

"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. I think we're split in a much more devastating way than psychology can ever reveal. It's not so cute. Not some little thing we can get over.”– Sam Shepard



Michael Carr as Austin

Gordon Ellis as Lee

Nancy Curran Willis as Mom

Alex Thayer as Saul 


Produced by Brian Boruta

Directed by Michelle Aguillon

Stage Managed by Margaret Umbsen

Scenic Design by Tom Powers

Costume Design by Anna Silva

Lighting Design by Seif Cristobal

Sound Design by Alex Savitzky

Props Design by Sarah Marshall

Graphic Design by Meghan Donnelly


09/25/2015 - 8:00pm
09/26/2015 - 8:00pm
09/27/2015 - 3:00pm
10/02/2015 - 8:00pm
10/03/2015 - 8:00pm
10/04/2015 - 3:00pm
10/09/2015 - 8:00pm
10/10/2015 - 8:00pm