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True West, a play by Sam Shepard
January 26th @ 7:30 pm - February 4th @ 7:30 pm$10 – $35
True West is widely understood to be one of Sam Shepard’s most potent plays. The performance projects a grim slice of Americana, profiling two estranged brothers: a Hollywood screenwriter and a petty thief. The struggle of the American Dream is at the heart of this classic play, and Sam Shepard brings all its ugliness and heartbreak to light.
“Shepard’s masterwork… It tells us a truth, as glimpsed by a 37-year-old genius.”
– New York Post
“I wanted to write a play about double nature, one that wouldn’t be symbolic or metaphorical or any of that stuff. I just wanted to give a taste of what it feels like to be two-sided. It’s a real thing, double nature. I think we’re split in a much more devastating way than psychology can ever reveal. It’s not so cute. Not some little thing we can get over. It’s something we’ve got to live with.” – Sam Shepard
True West By Sam Shepard
Directed by Rachel Park
Lighting Design: Paul “Beatle” Ring
Sound Design: Joshua France
Stage Manager: Jacqui Thomassen
David Rosenblatt – in the role of Austin
David has performed on stages across the country, from Los Angeles to New York,
including performances with Shakespeare & Co and Humana Festival.
Paul Turbiak – in the role of Lee
Paul has appeared onstage all over Los Angeles and beyond,
and has picked up a number of film and commercial credits along the way,
and his voiceover work can be heard in over 30 feature films.
Doug Caputo – in the role of Saul
Local actor Doug Caputo, has appeared in numerous film,
television, and stage productions,
and is a co-founder and past artistic director of The Space Between Theatre Company.
Kristen DeNure Hunt – in the role of Mom
Dr. Kristin DeNure Hunt is a Mom, Nona, sister, spouse, great cook, and all around pleasant, zany, caring, loving person. In her professional life she was a university professor, consultant, facilitator, mediator, and Equity actor. Her clients and students can be found all over the world. She is an active lifelong learner and lover of life. Her greatest joys are her wacky husband John, her family and friends, the beauty of wild nature, embracing little known cultures, the arts and theatre. When she grows up, Kristin desires to…Well, she’ll never grow up. She continues to sing and dance and love… Livin’ the dream.
Rachel Park – Director
Rachel Park is a Los Angeles-based director for live performance interested in collaborative new play development and interdisciplinary theatrical experiences. Her work has been performed at: the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles, REDCAT, École de la Comédie de Saint-Étienne, Edinburgh International Festival, The Vagrancy, The Blank, Stella Adler, Under St. Marks, The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, The New American Theatre, The Studio Theatre (Theatre Row), and beyond. Additional collaborations of note include production work with: Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles Performance Practice, The Getty Villa, Goldie Swan Productions, Page 73, and CalArts Center for New Performance. She holds an MFA in Directing from CalArts, a BFA from Boston University, and is an alumna of Directors Lab West. Rachel was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. www.rsvpark.com