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cowley about about 5 years ago


Tune in this Sunday night at 7:00 for a lush radio version of Sam Shepard's play, "True West."

Shepard is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of a host of plays including "Buried Child" and "Fool for Love."

"True West" finds two feuding brothers struggling with their family roles in a desert landscape. This production from L.A. Theatre Works features Alfred Molina, Francis Guinan and Charlotte Rae. It's one of Shepard's funniest plays, and one of his most brutal.

More about "True West". . .

True West has ... arguably become Shepard's signature piece, the leanest, most pointed of his full-length works. - DAVID KRASNER, A Companion to Twentieth Century American Drama

Shepard's masterwork.... - New York Post

It's clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic. If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's winning genius; the ability to make you think you're watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another. - San Francisco Chronicle

I wanted to write a play about double nature, one that wouldn't be symbolic or metaphorical or any of that stuff. I just wanted to give a taste of what it feels like to be two-sided. It's a real thing, double nature. I think we're split in a much more devastating way than psychology can ever reveal. - SAM SHEPARD, interview with Robert Coe

Don't miss "True West," this Sunday, April 11 from 7-9 p.m. Right before the Joe Frank radio show at 9:00.

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