Steppenwolf Theatre Company in association with Galway International Arts Festival

True West

by Sam Shepard
directed by Steppenwolf ensemble member Randall Arney

and featuring Steppenwolf ensemble members Randall Arney, Jon Michael Hill, Ora Jones and Namir Smallwood

One of the world’s most celebrated theatre ensembles, Chicago’s Steppenwolf make their much anticipated return to Galway for the first time in 15 years.

In 1982, Steppenwolf exploded onto the American Theatre scene with its now legendary production of Sam Shepard’s True West. This American classic traces the volatile relationship of Austin and Lee, estranged brothers who find themselves holed up together in their mother’s well–kept suburban house with a typewriter, a set of golf clubs and the undeniable call of the desert. In this hugely acclaimed revival, a new generation of artists take on Shepard’s masterpiece.

Recommended 12+: Adult themes, strong language

Due to an unexpected cancellation of Tuesday 19 July's show, an extra matinee has been added on Friday at 2pm.

First Thought Backstage

13 July
Post–show talk with the company

Moderator Prof. Patrick Lonergan, NUI Galway

  • Please contact the Box Office for accessible seating reservations upon booking tickets.
  • Recommended for age 12+