19:00, Tue 8th March 2011 - Sat 12th March 2011 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 7
Two brothers. Polar opposites. While house-sitting for his mother, Austin is finalizing a deal that could be his big break as a writer in Hollywood. Lee's an alcoholic thief, returning from the heart of the desert after many years, only to disrupt his younger brother's route to success. Lee’s idea for a Western catches the attention of Austin’s potential backer, Saul Kimmer. One decision then causes a shocking reversal. Quite literally at each other's throats, they go unnoticed by their oblivious mother who seems to think they’re both still 13. All set in one kitchen, True West exposes the disappointing reality beneath the vision of a writer, small-town life and the endlessly stereotyped "West" of America. Above all, this master class in tragicomedy presents us with the terrifying disintegration of a relationship between brothers. It doesn't take long for the American Dream to spiral into a nightmare.