Comedy ‘True West’ Auditions Dec 4
Director Jay Johnson has announced auditions for Studio Players’ second show of the season, the Sam Shepard comedy True West. Auditions for all roles will be held on December 4 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at Horace Mann Middle School. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Plot: Sons of a desert dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer 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.
Austin (20s-30s) is a straight-laced, ambitious screenwriter eager to sell his period drama to a big Hollywood producer and burdened by the presence of his brother, Lee.
Lee (20s-30s) is a charming drunk, a thief, prone to acts of violence, and generally combative in most situations.
Saul Kimmer (40s-50s) is a Hollywood producer who believes in Austin’s talent but is charmed by Lee’s big ideas.
Mom (50s-60s) is (appropriately) Austin and Lee’s mother, who makes a brief appearance late in the play to shed some light on the world from which these two very different siblings sprang.