VP 2012 True West

True West

Written By: Sam Shepard
Directed by: Derek Hansen
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Run of Show

“True West” will run January 6-21, 2012, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm

True West PlaySynopsis

Recently revived at New York’s Circle in the Square, where Phillip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly alternated playing the roles of the brothers, this American classic explores alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape. Sons of a desert dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee’s trashy Western tale.


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The People …

Leading Roles
in order of appearance

Austin J. Heath Huber
Lee Ben Lumbrezer
Saul James MacFarlane
Mom Dianna West

Program Staff

Director Derek Hansen
Assistant Director Laurie Mix
Producer Laura Hansen
Stage Managers Laura Hansen & Megan Ray
Lighting Design Andrew Todd
Lighting Crew Amanda Lockwood
Sound Design Derek Hansen
Sound Crew Allen Wilkinson
Costume Design Cast
Props Gatherers Brad Riker
Props Crew Kara Ayers, Elizabeth Piel Black, Joyce Calmes, Rich Chesko, Patrick Drummond
Set Design Judson Lohman
Set Dressing Brad Riker
Set Construction Brad Ray
Set Assistant James MacFarlane
Painters & Dutchers Patrick Drummond, Jake Gordy, Derek Hansen, Laura Hansen, Jordan Kotz, Judson Lohman, Laurie Mix, Brad Riker, & Sara Speelman
Program Jake Gordy
Program Art & Cover Design Laura Hansen
House Manager Ann Veasey
Box Office Ann Veasey
Box Office Staff Kimberley Bruggemann, Pam Engle, Sandy Fry, Darlene Hatfield, Barbara Heindel, Sue Holliger, Debbie Krieger, Dianne Nowakowski, Jinny Patterson, Susan Rice, & Judy Wiederhold
Program Printing The Copy Center
Marquee Signs Derek Hansen
Cast Photography Frank Venda
Special Thanks Zac Gilley, Jordan Kotz, The Toledo Repertoire Theatre

The Show!

Place: A southern California suburb west of Los Angeles

Time: Late 1980’s