Sam Shepard’s “True West” Comes to Ghent [Berkshire on Stage]
The Ghent Playhouse presents Sam Shepard’s dark comedy, True West, which opens on Friday (May 19) and runs through Sunday, June 4 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sunday afternoons at 2pm.
True West made its Broadway debut in 2000, and Shepard’s play has become a well-established contemporary masterpiece.
The Ghent Playhouse production is directed by Patrick White and introduces Nathaniel Drake to its stage, as Lee the drifter. Kevin Kilb, who was last seen in the Playhouse’s production of The 39 Steps, will play Austin, the yuppie screenwriter. Rounding out the cast is newcomer Rob Weber (as the Hollywood Producer) and Stephanie Sloane (as the brothers’ mother), who returns after 11 years, having last appeared in the Playhouse’s production of The Oldest Profession.