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Photo Flash: Shattered Globe Presents TRUE WEST

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to launch its 2016-17 season with a revival of Sam Shepard's quintessential American drama TRUE WEST, directed by James Yost, playing September 8 - October 22, 2016 at Theater Wit 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150.

TRUE WEST features Shattered Globe Ensemble Members Joseph Wiens†*, Kevin Viol† and Rebecca Jordan†* with Rob Frankel.

Estranged brothers claw for their piece of the American Dream in Sam Shepard's deeply personal iconic play. In their Mother's house, amidst the surreal terrain of the California desert, screen writer and family man Austin is confronted by his brother Lee whose reckless nature threatens to obliterate everything he has been working towards. Envy fuels a wild and side splitting attempt to escape into each other's lives.

"As a director I have always been fascinated by the idea of double nature and duality," comments James Yost. "Shepard's True West has introduced two of the most interesting characters to ever live on a stage. More than 30 years later, the play still resonates with contemporary audiences, as it is the most pointed and personal of all his plays. With a mix of humor and intensity, True West is the kind of raw, dirty, in-your-face kind of theater that Chicago audiences have come to know and love."

The production team for TRUE WEST includes Greg Pinsonault (scenic design), Sarah Jo White† (costume design), Brian Patrick Healy (lighting design), Morgan Lake (sound design), Clara Wendland (props design) and Judy Anderson† (production manager).

†Denotes Shattered Globe Ensemble Members. *Denotes Member of AEA.

Photos by: Michael Brosilow

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Photo Flash: Shattered Globe Presents TRUE WEST
(left to right) Joseph Wiens and Kevin Viol in Shattered Globe Theatre’s production of TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard, directed by James Yost. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

Photo Flash: Shattered Globe Presents TRUE WEST
left to right) Joseph Wiens and Kevin Viol in Shattered Globe Theatre’s production of TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard, directed by James Yost. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

Photo Flash: Shattered Globe Presents TRUE WEST
(left to right) Kevin Viol and Joseph Wiens in Shattered Globe Theatre’s production of TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard, directed by James Yost. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

Photo Flash: Shattered Globe Presents TRUE WEST
(left to right) Rob Frankel, Joseph Wiens and Kevin Viol in Shattered Globe Theatre’s production of TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard, directed by James Yost. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

Photo Flash: Shattered Globe Presents TRUE WEST
(left to right) Joseph Wiens and Kevin Viol in Shattered Globe Theatre’s production of TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard, directed by James Yost. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

Photo Flash: Shattered Globe Presents TRUE WEST
(left to right) Joseph Wiens, Kevin Viol and Rebecca Jordan in Shattered Globe Theatre’s production of TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard, directed by James Yost. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

Photo Flash: Shattered Globe Presents TRUE WEST
(left to right) Kevin Viol and Joseph Wiens in Shattered Globe Theatre’s production of TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard, directed by James Yost. Photo by Michael Brosilow.


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