'True West' | Eclipse Grange Theater | Theater | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice


'True West'

When: July 19-21, 7:30-9 p.m., Sun., July 22, 3-4:30 p.m., July 26-28, 7:30-9 p.m. and Sun., July 29, 3-4:30 p.m. 2018

Austin is an Ivy League-educated screenwriter on the verge of success. Lee is a petty thief with a drinking problem. Though it seems they have nothing in common, the two main characters in True West, a darkly comic drama by the late playwright Sam Shepard, are brothers — with fierce sibling rivalry. Friction between them escalates when they collaborate on a screenplay for a far-fetched Western flick. Ray Chapin directs actors Erik Gaetz and Sam Chapin in the starring roles in a Parish Players production of this theatrical examination of identity, family, the allure of Hollywood and the fragility of the American dream.

Price: $10-15.