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True West ()

Produced by

Soulpepper Theatre Company

Playwright: Sam Shepard
Director: Nancy Palk


The Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre


March 25 - April 2, 2013


March 25th, 2013 – May 4th, 2013


Austin, a screenwriter, and Lee, a petty criminal, are recently reconciled brothers with little in common. Confined together in a suburban home, Austin prepares for a lucrative meeting with a Hollywood producer, a connection which prompts keen interest from Lee. Shepard’s searing black comedy takes apart the resentment of sibling estrangement to reveal that perceived differences are perhaps not all they seem. (


Ari Cohen Saul Kimmer
Patricia Hamilton Mom
Stuart Hughes Lee
Mike Ross Austin

Creative Team

Sam Shepard Playwright
Nancy Palk Director
Ken MacDonald Set Designer
Ken MacDonald Costume Designer
Graeme Thomson Lighting Designer
Paul Humphrey Sound Designer
John Stead Fight Director
Nick Andison Assistant Lighting Designer


Nancy Dryden Production Stage Manager
AJ Laflamme Assistant Stage Manager
Janet Gregor Rehearsal Assistant Stage Manager
Jacqueline Robertson-Cull Head of Hair and Makeup
Geoff Hughes Cutter
Barbara Nowakowski First Hand
Janet Pym Sewer
Natalie Swiercz Dresser
Natalie Swiercz Wardrobe Coordinator
Mike Keays Carpenter
Greg Chambers Props Builder
Daniela Mazic Scenic Painter
Paul Boddum Painter
Paul Boddum Props Buyer


Greg Poulin Production Manager
Mike Ledermueller Technical Director
Andrew Hillman Associate Technical Director
Kelly Read Associate Technical Director
Sarah Elizabeth Noyes Head of Wardrobe
Lisa Nighswander Head of Properties
Duncan Johnstone Head Scenic Artist
Andy DeVries Head Carpenter
Eleni McKinnon Production Assistant