True West Press

Fri, 02/07/2014


"Theatre Exile exposes the competition, jealousy, lunacy, and savagery of family politics with a cast, direction, and design that alternately amuse and horrify."
"Exile’s one-act production is disturbing, funny, and moving, as it distills all of Shepard’s emotion, sardonic wit, and symbolism into a relentless and powerful 95-minutes of filial and internal conflict, existentialist angst, and regional identity."
– Debra Miller,
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"For anyone out there who likes Sam Shepard’s writing and movie acting, but hasn’t seen his splendid TRUE WEST, this would be a good opportunity to go ahead and see it at Plays & Players‘ vintage theater."
– Kathryn Osenlund,
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"Lights and music punctuate the mood and level of tension as Sam Shepard’s sibling duel, True West, progresses in Matt Pfeiffer’s slyly engaging production for Theatre Exile."
–Neal Zoren, NealsPaper
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"There are lots of things to love about Theatre Exile’s current production of Sam Shepard’s True West."
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"Cleverly constructed one 95-minute drama."
–Jackie Atkins, Broad Street Review
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Rep Radio interviews Matt Pfeiffer on bringing Sam Shepard's classic to Philadelphia.


Feature Articles

In-depth article by A.D. Amorosi from The Inquirer on sibling rivalry in True West.

Newsworks features actors and Northwest Philly residents Brian Osbourne and E. Ashley Izard. interviews director Matt Pfeiffer on his inspiration for the play.

Metro features Matt Pfeiffer on growing up with the play and setting the tone.

Broadway World Philadelphia previews Exile's fresh production.