‘True West’ shares true wisdom
Nick Todaro, [email protected]
Theatre Rocks! put a pair of actors on display in its new production of True West, a Sam Shepard story that opened Thursday.
The new theater company pulled talent from the region that showed its capabilities on the stage from the earliest scenes of the production. Shepard’s 1980 script pits brothers against each other in their vacationing mother’s home, and the audience watches a misfit and a writer clash over the family’s ancient history, its recent history and the emotions dredged up by the brothers’ shared space.