True West

January 28, 2010 – February 14, 2010
Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, NYC

Pulitzer Prize Winning playwright, Sam Shepard, Obie Award Winning and Tony Award Nominee for his classic American play, True West; centers around the confrontation of two brothers. There is a possibility that these two brothers are different aspects of one personality, or that they are not people but symbols of the American West.

Sam Shepard’s most produced play tells the story of two brothers: Austin, an ambitious Hollywood screenwriter working on a potential million-dollar deal, and Lee, a vagabond thief with a compulsion for six-packs and toasters. The pair face off for control while venting demons from their dysfunctional past.

Director: Jen Forcino

Ryan Spahn*, Brionne Davis*, Shawn Shafner and Sally Burtenshaw

Production Stage Manager: Susan Sunday
Assistant Stage Manager: Mark Flynn
Scenic Designer: Stefan Depner
Lighting Designer: Ross Graham
Sound Engineer: Colin J. Whitely
Composer: Andrew Edwards
Set Dressing/Propmaster: Carolyn Bonanni
Costume Designer: Susan Voelker
Fight Choreographer: Robert Tuftee
Producer: Athena Theatre Company
Publicity Photographer: Bob Johnson


“Still, Shepard brings to life a tense drama and a vivid world. Lee is a great character and his consistency creates a powerful ending. The strength of this production hinges on the fine acting of Brionne Davis as Lee, whose gestures, timing, and driving moment-to-moment shifts are fueled by motivation and personality — with no breath for let-ups.” –”