November 16-December 16, 2012
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Tremont’s con-con fails to find the true north of “True West,” opting to take the easy way around the play’s many complexities and, often, losing its way completely.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's News-Herald article here
Even though there are weaknesses in the playing of this piece, the brilliance of Shepard's concept, and the combustible energy of his words, comes through.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene
In Cliff Bailey, director Clyde Simon has found a burly, deft comedian. Though he lacks the feline sexiness and menace of a Malkovich (who will forever be Lee to me), Bailey more than fills Lee's stained, strained wife-beater and has a wicked good time doing it. Like a buzzard eyeing a carcass, nothing escapes his tiny, shiny, red-rimmed eyes.
To read a full review of this show, go to http://www.cleveland.com/onstage/index.ssf/2012/11/sam_shepards_true_west_is_true.html
Sam Shepard's script plays as well today as it did thirty-five years ago in this faithful production. Two brothers are searching for meaning in their lives with many moments of emotional tension. In this production laughs win out however as Lee and Austin reconcile contemporary Hollywood with the Old West.
Click here to read the complete review at WestLife