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TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard
VS. Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
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TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard
A Vs. Theatre Company Production

Featuring: Johnny Clark, Carole Goldman, Andrew Hawkes and David Starzyk

After an initial sold out, Vs. Studio run, Vs. Theatre is thrilled to bring back their smash hit production of Sam Shepard's masterpiece, TRUE WEST.  
Lee and Austin are two estranged brothers who reunite at their mother's empty house in suburban California.  Sparks fly and passions rage in this American classic from one of our greatest playwrights.


"Its brilliance cannot be fully described.  Just go see it!" -BroadwayWorld

"Exceptional.  Run! Run! Run!...The director, Scott Cummins, blows the roof off this production...I dont think Ive seen anything like this or thought about it with so much fervor.. Vs. Theatre is a wonderful theatre on Pico.  Street parking is easy. Everyone there is warm and welcoming."  - Joe Straw

"Explosive and Electric.  Recommended Top Ten!...A quintessentially American play about two brothers caught up in a cycle of hostility and violence, and desperate to gauge their manhood by the barometers of both myths, and of each other." - Stage Raw

"An acting dream for leads Clark and Hawkes, and they take full advantage of the opportunity. With gripping intensity, they run the gamut of emotions  as well as the gamut of physicality  as the tale progresses. Cameo performances by Goldman and Starzyk are right on the money. Director Scott Cummins takes full advantage of the powerful play and talented cast as he leads the brothers from apathy and fear to full-out aggression with the able assistance of violence designer Ned Mochel. Soon production designer Danny Cistones set becomes the epicenter of the tornado unleashed by two men who hate  and yet envy  the other." - LA Splash Magazine

"I found this well-acted, superbly written, superior production about writing to be riveting and upsetting. It is highly recommended for those who love their drama to be thought-provoking, hard-hitting, to pull no punches about the human condition yet leavened by a wry wit and mounted in an intimate setting. For viewers who prefer wearing seatbelts while experiencing cathartic theater, this is your cup of hemlock. True that!" - Hollywood Progressive.com

Directed by Scott Cummins

Produced by Johnny Clark & Andrew Hawkes

Production Stage Manager - Samantha Ramsey
Production Designer - Danny Cistone
Costume Designer - Gelareh Khalioun
Lighting Designer- Derrick McDaniel
Violence Designer - Ned Mochel
Sound Designer - Lindsay Jones
Assistant Stage Manager - Justine Vickery
Box Manager - Marcy Capoferri
Cover Art Design - Brian Dunning

July 26th-November 2nd (Fri -Sat @ 8pm)

5453 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019


Ample metered and street parking on Pico, Hauser, and Carmona Ave.

Enjoy delicious snacks and beverages in our beautiful lobby before the show.  Or check out one of several great restaurants within walking distance of the theatre--Bloom Cafe, Alfredo's Pizza, My Two Cents or Stevie's Creole.  All yummy!


VS. Theatre (View)
5453 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
United States



Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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