Adelaide Fringe

True West


TrueWestFlying Penguin’s critically acclaimed production of 2009 going on to win the prestigious Adelaide Critic’s Circle Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement (Director / Producer David Mealor), the Sunday Mail’s Horati Awards for Best Production, Best Director and Best Actor and the Adelaide Theatre Guide Curtain Call Awards for Best Production (Drama) and Best Actor.


Now, for a strictly limited season, True West returns as part of The Adelaide Fringe Festival from March 3 – 14, 2010.

“Outstanding….anarchic and hilarious …the effect is dynamite” The Advertiser

Budding screen writer, Austin, is minding his mother’s suburban home and putting the final touches on the Hollywood pitch that will change his life forever- when his prodigal brother; Lee, arrives unexpectedly out of the desert with a six pack in his hand and a chip on his shoulder. Old tensions and unresolved history steadily begins to resurface, culminating in a life and death struggle over a father’s legacy and what it means to live with authenticity today.

Sam Shepard is widely regarded as America’s greatest living playwright. His career has spanned over five decades and produced over 50 plays including Buried Child, Curse of The Starving Class and the electrifying West Palme at The Cannes Film Festival for his screen play of Paris, Texas and an Academy Award nomination for his performance of Chuck Yager in The Right Stuff.

Check out the Adelaide Fringe’s website for further information

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