Opposites attack in Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play about two brothers with more in common than they think.
"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."
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).
Running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.
First preview: December 27, 2018
Opening Night: January 24, 2019
GALAPRO available as of February 19, 2019. Learn more.
Relaxed performance available March 2, 2019. Lean more.
True West Cast
True West Creative
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.FIND TICKETS | $59–$169
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