True West stars Gene Silvers as the buttoned-down screenwriter Austin, Robert Wells Young as his untamed brother Lee, Florence Phillips as their preternaturally calm mother and Kevin Rice as the agent that instigates a turning of the tables between the siblings.
The production will feature sets by Dan Joy, lighting by Christopher Ostrom and costumes by Robin McLaughlin.
Masculine, visceral playwrights like Shepard, Mamet and David Rabe have always been favorites at WHAT. In the past, the theatre has produced Fool for Love, A Lie of the Mind, Buried Child and Simpatico. All but the first were directed by Zinn.
True West received its first Broadway production a few seasons back, with Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly alternating in the lead roles.
The Shepard follows another tense four-hander, the currently playing Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan. Tickets for all performances are $21 and may be reserved by calling (508) 349-6835. Tickets may also be ordered at www.what.org.