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True West

December 27, 2018—March 17, 2019

Todd Haimes Theatre

True West

December 27, 2018—March 17, 2019

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This is rated 4 out of 5 stars


Time out New York, New York Stage Review, The Stage, Financial Times

"As embodied by a brilliant Ethan Hawke and a tightly wired Paul Dano, sibling rivalry has seldom felt this ominous. Shepard’s wild West just got a lot scarier."

, The New York Times

Opposites attack in Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play about two brothers with more in common than they think.

Broadway fireworks don’t get more combustible than this powerhouse new production—on Broadway through March 17 only. Two of this generation’s hottest actors face off as estranged brothers in an empty California home, and the sparks truly fly.

The New York Times says, “Ethan Hawke delivers a faultless performance, probably his best ever onstage, and The Wall Street Journal says, “everything Paul Dano does is excitingly surprising.” Don’t miss director James MacDonald’s suspenseful, smoldering True West. “It’s as funny as it is serious, as entertaining as it is profound” (New York Stage Review).

GALAPRO available as of February 19, 2019. Learn more.

Relaxed performance available March 2, 2019. Lean more.

Running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

True West Cast

Ethan Hawke
Paul Dano
Marylouise Burke
Saul Kimmer
Gary Wilmes
u/s Lee, Saul Kimmer
Adam Greer
u/s Mom
Anne Lange
u/s Austin
Alex Mickiewicz

True West Creative

Sam Shepard
Set Designer
Mimi Lien
Costume Designer
Kaye Voyce
Lighting Designer
Jane Cox
Original Music & Sound Design
Bray Poor
Hair & Wig Design
Tom Watson
Dialect Consultant
Kate Wilson
Fight Choreographer
Thomas Schall
Production Stage Manager
Stephen Milosevich
James Macdonald

For every production, we create an UPSTAGE guide that features interviews with the production’s creative team members, contextual information about the play and teacher resources and activities to enhance your experience. Read this show's guide here.

Partial underwriting support for True West generously provided by Ravenel Curry.

The empty house of the Todd Haimes Theatre with a wash of purple light over the seats, and a chandelier hangs at the top of the theatre.

Presented at

Todd Haimes Theatre

227 West 42nd Street, New York, NY

between 7th and 8th Avenues