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  • Salem, MA, 01970
  • United States

STC is proud to present the next offering in our FREE Monday Dark Night Staged Reading Series: TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard. 

Directed by Mark Krawczyk* and featuring Rob Cope, Will Simmons, Nancy Finn and James Hayward
*Member of Actors Equity Association. 

Monday, September 12 with doors and cash bar open at 7pm and reading beginning at 7:30pm.

TRUE WEST explores alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape. Sons of a desert dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee's trashy Western tale.

STC is excited to offer a FREE monthly Staged Reading Series. The series will take place on "dark" Monday nights at theatre with complimentary refreshments provided by our Staged Reading Series sponsor Ken Rothwell's Custom Catering and cash bar provided by North Shore Bartenders.

The series is a chance to offer audience members a more intimate setting where there will be an opportunity to hear a play and discuss the piece with the director, actors and each other following the reading. The series also offers a low-pressure creative process for actors and directors. With refreshments and a casual setting STC is thrilled to present this series of "living room" style readings.