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KNOW Theatre presents True West by Sam Shepard
February 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 24, 2018
A finalist for the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this American classic explores alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape. Sons of a desert-dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Saul Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee’s trashy Western tale.
“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
Shows are February 9, 10, 11 / 15*, 16, 17, 18 / 23, 24, 25
with February 15th being our Pay-What-You-Can Night at 8pm
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm
Tickets are $20/adults, $18/seniors, $15/students