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Informal BAAS Theatre Meet Up
October 4, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm £17 – £27
|Informal BAAS Theatre Meetup – Sam Shepard’s True West at London’s Tricycle Theatre
BAAS members interested in an informal London meet up to catch up after the summer and kick off the new academic year are encouraged to book tickets for the Saturday 4 October 3pm matinee of the critically acclaimed production of Sam Shepard’s True West at London’s Tricycle Theatre:
Austin ‘the achiever’, an earnest screenwriter on the verge of success, is working on a script he has sold to a Hollywood producer while house-sitting for his mother in LA. When his brother Lee ‘the drifter’ and petty thief decides to stop by, he pitches his own idea for a movie and convinces the producer to ditch Austin’s love story for his own trashy Western tale.
Now they must work together to secure the deal. But with mistrust and jealousy bubbling under the surface and the heat of a Californian night melting away their inhibitions, their own flaws threaten to get in the way.
A modern classic by one of America’s most renowned living playwrights, exposing the cracks in the American Dream.
Tickets are £17-27 and can be booked online.
“America is on its way out as a culture,” Shepard suggested in this recent Guardian interview: http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/sep/07/sam-shepard-true-west-philip-seymour-hoffman-robin-williams-observer-interview?CMP=twt_gu
Anyone planning to attend should book their ticket online, and let Laura MacDonald (firstname.lastname@example.org) know by Friday 26 October if you would like to join for a post-show bbq dinner at http://www.one-sixty.co.uk (Mains range from £9-21.50)