True West

Production notes

Two-act play.
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).


Linked Reviews

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, Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 1996
True Fiction
Review by Dalt Wonk, Gambit Weekly.

Related links

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
True West
Information on Prince William Sound Community College production
Sam Shepard Photo Album
Photos from the American Repertory Theatre production

Bibliography of Reviews

True West: Selected Bibliography

Back to the bibliography.

Back to the Sam Shepard Web Site.