Sam Shepard’s True West opens in NYC – December 23, 1980
“I can’t stay here. This is worse than being homeless.”
The perfect play for the holidays … especially if you’re reuniting with family … Sam Shepard’s savage comic drama about sibling warfare (and a few other things) opened at The Public Theater with Peter Boyle and Tommy Lee Jones as estranged brothers Lee and Austin. Earlier in the year, True West had had its world premiere at San Francisco’s Magic Theatre, where Shepard was writer-in-residence.