True West, with Corddry and Sparks, Begins Williamstown Run July 15

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Sam Shepard's volatile family drama True West, starring Nate Corddry and Paul Sparks, begins performances at the Williamstown Theatre Festival July 15.

Daniel Goldstein directs the work that will run through July 26 on the Festival Main Stage. The cast also features Stephen Kunken ("Taking Woodstock," Rock 'n' Roll) as Saul Kimmmer and Debra Jo Rupp (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, "That 70's Show") as Mom.

Sparks (Hedda Gabler, Take Me Out) and Corddry ("Studio 60," "The Ugly Truth") star as Lee and Austin, respectively, in Shepard's "explosive exploration of family rivalry as two very different brothers attempt to sell Hollywood their version of the great American Western."

The design team for True West includes set designer Neil Patel, costume designer Linda Cho, lighting designer Ben Stanton and sound designer Darron L. West with fight direction by Thomas Schall.

Last season Williamstown presented a reading of True West starring brothers Rob and Nate Corddry. Rupp also appeared in the presentation.

True West had its New York premiere at the Public Theater in 1980 starring Tommy Lee Jones and Peter Boyle. The 1982 Off-Broadway revival boasted a line-up of actors including James Belushi, Gary Cole, Erik Estrada, Dennis Quaid and Randy Quaid. In 2000 Broadway saw its first production of True West, featuring John C. Reilly and Phillip Seymour Hoffman swapping brotherly roles on a regular basis. For tickets visit WilliamstownTheatreFestival.

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