Brooklyn's Charlie Pineapple Company Present True West, June 2-25

News   Brooklyn's Charlie Pineapple Company Present True West, June 2-25
The Charlie Pineapple Theatre Company, the young troupe with a funny name, a 718 area code and a penchant for the combustible, male work of John Patrick Shanley (Danny and Deep Blue Sea), Lyle Kessler (Orphans) and John Steinbeck (Of Mice and Men), will present Sam Shepard's True West June 2-25 at its Williamsburg space.

Mark VanDerBeets (one of CP's founders), Rob McCarthy, Ben Schiff and Joanne Joseph star in the piece, which is directed by Sarah VanDerBeets (another co-founder). The piece—in which Shepard examines the American West, its realities, its myth and its dual nature—is about buttoned-down screenwriter Austin, and his untamed brother Lee, who, while alternately courting the favor of a Hollywood agent, gradually trade places on the social ladder. The outfit's mission statement reads: "The Goal of the Charlie Pineapple Theatre Company is to produce the highest quality work with plays that push the boundaries of conventional theatre, while pushing the limits of the actors and audience alike."

The production will take place at 248B N. 8th Street at Roebling Street, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Tickets are $15. Call (718) 907-0577.

Today’s Most Popular News: