Hub Theatre Company of Boston will kick off its highly anticipated sixth season with the Pulitzer Prize nominated play TRUE WEST by the late Sam Shepard, directed by Daniel Bourque, starring Bob Mussett, Victor Shopov, Robert Orzalli and Maureen Adduci. The show runs Friday, April 13 through Saturday, April 28, 2018 at First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street in Boston’s Back Bay. Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 5 pm. All performances are “Pay-What-You-Can.” Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected at each performance for local charities. For tickets and information visit www.hubtheatreboston.org
Austin, an ambitious and accomplished screenwriter, and his older brother Lee, a beer-swilling, cunning drifter find themselves face to face in their mother’s kitchen after years apart. However, instead of brotherly love, it’s all-out war as their sibling rivalry explodes to reveal their secret envy of each other’s lives. In an unexpected and ironic twist of fate, roles get reversed when Lee sells a screenplay and Austin hits the bottle as a petty thief. The brothers then struggle to prove they can successfully walk a mile in the other’s shoes. Replete with toasters, typewriters and tantrums, Shepard’s chaotic comedy is a true American classic.
IRNE Award nominated director Daniel Bourque leads a talented cast of Boston’s finest actors: Bob Mussett (IRNE award nominee), Victor Shopov (IRNE and Elliot Norton award winner), Robert Orzalli (IRNE award nominee) and Maureen Adduci in this wildly combative and comedic play.
Winner of 10 Obie Awards and a member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame, Sam Shepard excelled as a playwright, actor, screenwriter, songwriter and director. Shepard’s contributions to theatre, film, music and literature span more than half a century. In every art form he consistently envisioned and reimagined American archetypes. Shepard wrote more than 50 plays, including the Pulitzer prize-winning drama Buried Child (1978). He was nominated for an Academy Award for best Supporting Actor for his stunning portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff. (1983). He also starred in Resurrection (1980) Baby Boom (1987), The Pelican Brief (1993), and Black Hawk Down (2001). He directed two films, Far North (1988) and Silent Tongue (1993). One of his last works was in the Netflix original series Bloodline. Shepard died in 2017 at the age of 73, at his home in Kentucky, from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Hub Theater Company of Boston was founded in 2012 to foster creativity among Boston's emerging theatre artists. Hub is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional non-Equity theatre company committed to entertaining, captivating, socially aware and emotionally engaging theatre in intimate settings. In the interest of cultivating a diverse audience and breaking down barriers between audience and art, all tickets to all performances are Pay-What-You-Can. For tickets and information please visit www.hubtheatreboston.org
‘TRUE WEST’ by Sam Shepard, directed by Daniel Bourque, presented by Hub Theatre Company of Boston, Friday, April 13 through Saturday April 28 at First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough St. All tickets are Pay-What-You-Can and may be purchased at www.hubtheatreboston.ticketleap.com. For more information please visit www.hubtheatreboston.org