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True West

By Sam Shepard
Directed by Paul Shepard

January 19 through February 17, 2007

Sons of a desert dwelling alcoholic clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in.

He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee's trashy Western tale. This American classic explores alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape.


CAST in order of appearance


Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Benjamin Grubb
Austin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jay Kiecolt-Wahl
Saul Kimmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Hurst
Mom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maureen Coyne

 

PRODUCTION

Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Barkan
Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jose Garcia
Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jerome Solberg
Set Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Paul Shepard
Backdrop Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shu Ping Guan
Light Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Gudmundsson
Props . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shu Ping Guan, Paul Shepard
Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jose Garcia
Original Music Score. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....... . . . . . . . . Kevin Fletcher Tweedy
Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Barkan
House Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . David Cohen
Box Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....... . Bill Martinelli, Margaret Gudmundsson
Photographer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frederick Chang
Publicity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .Paul Shepard, David Stein
Set Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...... Eric Carlson, Jose Garcia, Ben Grubb, Bob Gudmundsson
......................................................John Hurst, Jerome Solberg, Jay Kiecolt-Wahl

 


 


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Actors Ensemble of Berkeley is delighted to acknowledge the Berkeley Civic Arts Program and Civic Arts Commission's support in the form of a grant of $5,200.00 awarded in 2016. This will enable us to continue to provide free or low cost opportunities for community members to participate in the life changing activities of theater arts.

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