Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST
Directed by Michael Wise
“True West” follows the story of two estranged brothers, Austin and Lee. Austin is a straight-laced/ivy league graduate who has a successful budding career as a screenwriter in the film industry. Austin is housesitting for his mother (“Mom”) in southern California while he works on a new screenplay. Lee (Austin’s older brother) is a beer-drinking drifter and a petty thief, who unexpectedly shows up and proceeds to disrupt Austin’s life, eventually managing to take over the writing of the screenplay himself after conning Saul ( a movie producer who is interested in Austin’s script) into supporting his project over Austin’s screenplay . The two brothers end up in a role-reversal, with each admitting that he has always envied the other's way of life. Think - Cain and Abel in suburbia.
Sunday, August 13th 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Monday, August 14th 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Auditions will be held at Las Cruces Community Theatre
313 N Main, Las Cruces
Appointments are NOT necessary and you only need to attend one evening.
WHAT WILL I HAVE TO DO IN THE AUDITION?
You do not need to prepare anything as you will be asked to read from the play.
LOOKING FOR: Male actors between mid 20's to early 40's.
(the female role of "Mom" has been cast)
Performances will be October 6 - 22, 2023
There will be a total of nine (9) performances; Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday matinees
Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled to begin Monday, August 28, 2023
Rehearsal Days/Times: Sunday - Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
For more information, go to the Las Cruces Community Theatre website at