The Roundabout Theater Company presents
by Sam Shepard
directed by James Macdonald
with Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano
Broadway's American Airlines Theatre. Previews begin December 27, 2018. Opens January 24, 2019.
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.
"Shepard's masterwork.... It tells us a truth, as glimpsed by a 37 year old genius." - New York Post
"It's clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic. If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's winning genius; the ability to make you think you're watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another." - San Francisco Chronicle
Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano will star as mismatched brothers in a coming Broadway production of Sam Shepard’s “True West” directed by James Macdonald, Roundabout Theater Company announced Tuesday. The play is slated to open on Jan. 24, 2019, at the American Airlines Theater; previews are to begin on Dec. 27.