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June 29, 2018 @ 8:00pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 7, 2018
An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 8, 2018
The Blue Slipper theatre is proud to present True West, by Sam Shepard. Featuring:
Henry Haseltine as Lee
Rusty Trzpuc as Austin
Steven Leuzinger as Saul
Relly Friedman as Mom
Directed by Erica Nashan.
The Pulitzer-prize finalist, True West, is widely considered Sam Shepard’s master work. Shepard puts the “fun” in dysfunctional family relationships. His play depicts two brothers, Lee and Austin. Austin is a successful scriptwriter, and Lee a demented, petty thief. Things get very messy at mom’s house when Lee’s ideas for a trashy western begin to usurp Austin’s script for a modern love story.
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 Sal 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 opens June 22 and runs through July 8. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 3PM. The Blue Slipper Theatre is located at 113 E. Callender St., Livingston, MT. Tickets can be reserved online through our website at www.blueslipper.org or by calling 406-222-7720