The Morningside College Theatre Department will present “True West” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, through Saturday, Nov. 12, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in Klinger-Neal Theatre.
The Morningside College Theatre Department will present “True West” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, through Saturday, Nov. 12, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Ave.
The play by Sam Shepard is about two brothers, Austin and Lee, who have been estranged from each other for five years. They suddenly find themselves living under one roof again. Even though they have lived drastically different lives, they find themselves wishing that they had what the other brother’s got.
“It is a wonderful play written by a well-known American playwright,” said Taylor Clemens, assistant professor of theatre, who is directing the production. “It is truly a classic American tale.”
Morningside student cast members include Brock Bourek of Columbus, Neb., as Lee; Jaden Lux of Cherokee, Iowa, as Austin; Joey Volquartsen of Stanton, Iowa, as Mom; and Engels Perez Boscan of Caracas, Venezuela, as Saul Kimmer.
Students on the crew are Alyssa Jaques of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; Rashmi Krishna Mejia of Lima, Peru; Shyanne Raff of Dakota City, Neb.; and Madi Schueth of Fremont, Neb.
Faculty and staff assisting with production include Betty Skewis-Arnett, who is doing costumes and props, and Randy Peters, who is helping with props and the set. Student Morgan Polenske of Randolph, Neb., was the scenic designer for the production.
Tickets are $8 at the door. The show is for a mature audience. There are sexual references, strong language and violence.