First production: Magic Th., San Francisco, 10 July 1980 (dir. Robert Woodruff).
First New York production: New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Th., 23 Dec. 1980 (dir. Joseph Papp, replacing Woodruff after dispute).
Revived: Steppenwolf Th., Chicago, 1982, transferring to Cherry Lane Th., New York, 17 Oct. 1982 (dir. Gary Sinise; with Sinise as Austin, John Malkovich as Lee; a film of this production was shown on PBS Television, Jan. 1984).
First London production: Cottesloe Th., London, 10 Dec. 1981 (dir. John Schlesinger; with Antony Sher as Austin, Bob Hoskins as Lee).
|Theater Review Minutia of everyday life fails to excite|
|Review by Iris Chen in The Yale Daily News|
|Bros and Cons|
|Review by Robert L. Pela, Phoenix Newtimes.com, Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 1996|
|Review by Dalt Wonk, Gambit Weekly.|
|Sam Shepard: True West|
|Virginia Tech Theatre Arts: Studio Theatre|
|True West Info|
|Brief synopsis and info about the film|
|True West (2002) Info|
|A similar page about the 2002 remake|
|Information on Prince William Sound Community College production|
|Sam Shepard Photo Album|
|Photos from the American Repertory Theatre production|
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