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Sunday, February 8, 2015


The Schlesinger Theatre at Michaelhouse will host two performances of the Matric production of Sam Shepard's True West.

True West is a play by Post-Absurdist American writer/actor Sam Shepard. Written in 1980, and winning the Tony Award for best revival in 2006, it explores American life and popular culture through the story of two brothers, Lee and Austin. Austin is a writer working feverishly on a screenplay, hoping to hit the big time with the help of his agent Saul. But his small-time criminal brother Lee has other plans. He bulldogs his way into selling the agent his own story, the concept of which is popular with the studios, who are all offering big bucks. Male competition, jealousy and the fading American Dream all come together in this gripping thriller about two brothers.

Directed by William le Cordeur, True West has performances on February 17 and 18 at 19h30 in the Schlesinger Theatre at Michaelhouse. Tickets R50 booked through Mrs Angela Jonsson on email at or call 033 234 1314 (weekdays between 08h00 and 13h00)