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Publisher's Summary

Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard's classic comedy is a story of estranged brothers Austin and Lee. Shepard compares and contrasts the reality of the two brothers by forcing them to come to terms with each other, with themselves, and with family. Starring (in alphabetical order): Dean Cameron as Saul Kimmer, Francis Guinan as Austin, Alfred Molina as Lee, Charlotte Rae as Mom.

(P)2001 L.A. Theatre Works. Produced in association with KCRW. All Rights Reserved.

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"The Oscar-nominated Alfred Molina and Fran Guinan...pour on the testosterone in this vigorous audio version, taped before an appreciative audience. Director Simonson keeps the pace brisk but orchestrates the tempo masterfully from hot to cold and back again. Charlotte Rae as the mother does a wonderful little star turn at the end." (AudioFile)

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  • 07-03-2017

Fast play

Terrific acting. Fast and fun play. Often laighed out loud nice twist in the second act

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  • Julia W.
  • 11-08-2021

Riveting drama of sibling rivalry

This audiobook recording with Alfred Molina is good. IMO, the definitive performance of “True West,” was the 1984 television film adaptation with John Malkovich and Gary Sinise. Considered his best play, TRUE WEST is Sam Shepard’s 1980 drama of sibling rivalry.

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  • Nacho Hernandez
  • 06-10-2017

Engaging!

I kept laughing because the book is funny and the audio book does a great job in pulling you in the story as if you were really there.

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  • Oliver
  • 27-07-2009

A great production of a great play.

If you don't know Sam Shepard this is the perfect entry point. A funny, dark, absurd yet utterly believable tale of two brothers at war with each other. Big questions of what is America and what is art are derided and disected in a brilliant tour de force of dramatic writing.

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