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A finalist of the 1983 Pulitzer prize, True West premiered at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco in 1980. Written by American playwright, actor and director Sam Shepard it is often considered part of a family series. Sibling rivalry is at the heart of the story, as brothers Lee and Austin quarrel and enrage each other while Austin house sits for their Mum. The pair, who have been estranged for years, punctuate their arguments with bouts of sharing and calm discussion but it's clear their anger runs deep.
Performed in 2019 at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, this recording of the play featuring Kit Harington (Games of Thrones) and Johnny Flynn (Beast) was produced especially for Audible.