True West by Sam Shepard Jan. 5th 8pm

  • January 5, 2018
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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TAMPA, FL – Washington and Eisenstadt Present are kicking off their 2018 season with “True
West” by Sam Shepard, playing January 5-7 at The Studio at The Carrollwood Cultural
Center. A finalist for the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “True West” offers commentary on
money and greed and the effect they can have on a family.
“True West” tells the story of Austin (Jeremy J. Cunningham), a Hollywood screenwriter, and
his prodigal older brother, Lee (Paul Berg). Though they differ in nearly every aspect, the
brothers must work together to write a screenplay while engaged in an intense psychological
battle for ideals and perhaps their lives. The cast also includes Richard Haerther as Saul
Kimmer and Mary Kay Cyrus as Mom, with Aaron Washington directing.
“Even outside of a familial situation, the idea of communication and people understanding and
respecting each other is really so important these days, along with knowing how to appreciate
what each person can bring to the table, whatever table that is.” said Washington.
Tickets cost $20 and are on sale now. They can be purchased by calling the Carrollwood
Cultural Center box office at 813-922-8167 or by visiting their Facebook page. Tickets can
also be purchased through the event page on Facebook hosted by Washington and Eisenstadt
Present. Shows are on January 5 and 6 at 8 pm and January 7 at 4 pm. The Studio at
Carrollwood Cultural Center is located at 13345 Casey Rd, Tampa, FL 33618. Visit
Washington and Eisenstadt Present on Facebook for more information and to stay updated
on the rest of the 2018 season. Call 813-922-8167 or e-mail
About Washington and Eisenstadt Present
Fearless. Cutting edge. Intellectual. All part of the vision of Washington and Eisenstadt
Present, Inc.
Aaron Washington and Keith Eisenstadt longed to produce evocative, edgy performances for
all ages and demographics. However, due to the fear of alienating audiences, their ideas could
not be mounted through other theatre companies. They saw a need to establish a new
company, unafraid and ready to take risks, and thus Washington and Eisenstadt Present was
born.
Washington and Eisenstadt Presents produces professional, provocative theatre with some
fun mixed in along the way. Their mission is to present “Standing Ovation Worthy”
performances and engage the community in order to support education in the areas of
literature and the arts.
Every ticket sold for a Washington and Eisenstadt Present performance contributes $1 to the
purchase of supplies for a local classroom through DonorsChoose.org. We believe in keeping
literature alive and spreading the love of literature through theatre.
Event Location:
The Studio @ The Carrollwood Cultural Center
13345 Casey Rd
Tampa, FL 33618