True West by Sam Shepard

January 2014 – February 2014
Tallgrass Theatre Company’s Inaugural Dream Project

An American classic done with a twist, True West will be performed with each of the two lead actors (Micheal Davenport, Shawn Wilson) providing their take on the two primary roles on different nights.
Therefore, we are offering 2 options for tickets, one for those who only wish to see one version of the show, and a package for those who wish to see both versions at a discount.

True West explores alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape. 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.

Michael Davenport
Shawn Wilson
Mary Bricker
Joe Smith

Director: Thomas D. Perrine
Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Kelly Mayhew
Set Design: Tracy Stewart
Lighting Design: Erica Spiller
Sound Design: Ryan Schimtz
Costume Design: Mell O’Connel-Ziegenfus
Properties: Joy Kripal
Technical Director: James Stephenson