Buddy Jones as Austin and Peter Hawkins as Lee
Out Front on Main is pleased to announce Sam Shepard's True West directed for the stage by executive director and founder George W. Manus, Jr.
True West will run August 12-29 with shows Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $10. For Reservations and Info: (615) 713-1757 or www.outfrontonmain.com Out Front on Main is located at 1511 E. Main Street, Murfreesboro, in historic downtown beside MTSU.
The profound ambivalence of Shepard's writing, his simultaneously romantic and deeply skeptical outlook, is perhaps exhibited most clearly in his periodic tendency to draw on the imagery of traditional myth narratives.
In True West, for example, his portrayal of complementary but eternally feuding brothers, a pairing whose genealogy runs all the way back to Cain and Abel, plays as an almost too deliberate scheme of the conscious ego and repressed shadow side which such duos supposedly represent.
True West has arguably become Shepard's signature piece, the leanest, most pointed of his full-length works.
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. Manus' stellar cast includes Buddy Jones as Austin, Peter Hawkins as Lee, Kelly Northcutt Hayes as Mom and Terry L. Mayo as Saul Kimmer.
Out Front on Main remains dedicated to our mission to bring to the Murfreesboro stage Edgy, thought-provoking, and contemporary material. Join us on the edge as our inaugural season heats up in August.