CURRENT EVENTS

True West

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WHEN

July 25-27th, 2019 & August 1st-3rd, 2019

WHERE

Gem Center for the Arts

2417 Bank Drive, Boise, ID

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Tim Pakutka and Justin Tharpe star in this production of Sam Shepard's True West, about the struggle for power between two brothers—Lee (Tharpe), a drifter and petty thief, and Austin (Pakutka), a successful screenwriter—while they collaborate on a screenplay in their mother’s southern California home. Lee, who claims that he can write a “truer” western than Austin because he has actually lived the western life, convinces Austin’s producer that he is the right man for the project, and the role reversals begin: soon Austin is behaving like a thief, and Lee is the coddled Hollywood writer. This savage and blackly humorous version of the Cain and Abel story also satirizes the modern West’s exploitation of the romanticized cowboys-and-Indians West of American mythology.

Tickets: www.loungeboise.com/events

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