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A fight is brewin' at mom's house. Austin is on the brink of something big. He has secured a Hollywood deal for his latest film script. Lee is a bum: a free agent. He's got nothing to his name except a six pack and a criminal record. They're brothers but they are as different as day and night. In this deliciously dark play of duality, Sam Shepard takes a long, hard look at America, from the romanticized West to the tranquility of picket-fenced suburbia.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2022
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by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
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by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
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by Nicole Rosky - Nov 15, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022
San Jose Stage Company has announced new dates for the final production of its 39th Season, Sam Shepard’s rarely produced THE TOOTH OF CRIME.  Due to an unfortunate COVID-19 outbreak within the company, THE TOOTH OF CRIME will now run from August 3 – 21, 2022 at San Jose Stage Company (490 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113).
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2022
The DCPA Theatre Company has announced the full casting and creative team for Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy in the Kilstrom Theatre running April 22 through May 29, 2022. 
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022
The Orange Tree Theatre today announces the full cast for Pierre Marivaux's The False Servant, translated by Martin Crimp, whose prolific international career began at the Orange Tree Theatre, including the recent hit revival of Dealing with Clair. Before his final season as Artistic Director of the OT, Paul Miller, directs Uzair Bhatti, Will Brown, Julian Moore-Cook, Phoebe Pryce, Lizzy Watts and Silas Wyatt-Barke.
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Feb 21, 2022
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by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Apr 15, 2022
Lake Worth Playhouse announces the opening of Pulitzer Prize-nominated play TRUE WEST written by Sam Shepard in A Black Box Series Theatre Production in the intimate Stonzek Studio Theater.
by Review Roundups - Apr 14, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022
The Group Rep is presenting Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated American classic “TRUE WEST”, a character study about two very different brothers, one a successful family man and the other a drifter, who must cooperate in writing a screenplay that will make or break both of their lives.

True West Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has True West been nominated for?
Best Play , Best Direction of a Play for Matthew Warchus.

What other awards has True West been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Sam Shephard, Outstanding Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Philip Seymour HoffmanPerformance (Theatre World Awards) for Philip Seymour Hoffman and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Sam Shepard.

What other awards has True West won?
Outstanding Revival - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Sam Shephard Outstanding Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Philip Seymour Hoffman Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Philip Seymour Hoffman The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Sam Shepard.

What awards has True West been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Sam Shephard, Outstanding Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Philip Seymour HoffmanPerformance (Theatre World Awards) for Philip Seymour Hoffman and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Sam Shepard.

What awards has True West won?
Outstanding Revival - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Sam Shephard Outstanding Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Philip Seymour Hoffman Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Philip Seymour Hoffman The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Sam Shepard.

What productions of True West have there been?
True West has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 2000, Broadway which opened in 2000, West End which opened in 2018 and Broadway which opened in 2019.