Shepard's True West Gets Off-Broadway Extension

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The Athena Theatre Company revival of Sam Shepard's True West has been extended through Feb. 14 Off-Broadway.

Jen Forcino stages the production that began performances Jan. 28 and was scheduled to play a limited engagement through Jan. 31 at the Lion Theatre. Performances have now been extended an additional two weeks.

The cast features Brionne Davis as Lee and Ryan Spahn as Austin with Shawn Shafner and Sally Burtenshaw.

True West, according to press notes, "is about the sibling rivalry between two estranged brothers who have reconnected. Austin, the younger brother, is a Hollywood screenwriter writing a screenplay while house sitting for his mother, who is vacationing in Alaska. His older brother, Lee, appears at the house after the two have not seen each other for years. Lee is a drifter and thief and has been living in the desert. The two are not on good terms, but Austin attempts to appease his older brother, who is more dominant."

The production has original music by Andrew Edwards, set design by Stefan Depner, lighting design by Ross Graham, costume design by Susan Voelker, set dressing and prop design by Carolyn Bonanni and sound design by Colin Whitely.

The Lion @ Theatre Row is located at 410 West 42nd Street. For tickets, priced at $18, visit

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