It wore me out just to watch it. I can only imagine the choreography and concentration required to create such a complete illusion of being out of control. It's like a predatory ballet. The plot/message is debatable, in the mode of strange author Sam Shepard — fear, envy, competition, chasing each other's dream, coping with "father issues," spiraling into the primal testosterone of "the old west" -- surviving, or not, in the desert of their lives…? The show is absurdly funny as well as intense. It almost doesn't matter if you understand it; you will be swept into the experience.
Katie Maggert and Emily Sutton Smith are able acting allies in this project, which is also enhanced by dramatic lighting (Kenzie Carpenter) and added songs around the edges (Sound Design? Jason Painter Price).
ONE WEEKEND ONLY
True West continues Saturday at both 3pm AND 8 pm. Sunday at 2pm (with ASL interpreter).
General Admission Tickets $15
Student Tickets $5
122 S. Putnam Street, just three doors south of the Four Corners intersection of Putnam Street and Grand River Avenue, in the heart of historic downtown Williamston.