Please Note: This production’s run has ended.
Jolting awake from the white American nightmare
This new take on a Pulitzer Prize finalist decolonizes the myth of the American West. Austin, an Afro-Indigenous screenwriter, chases the white American dream. But when his drifter brother Lee tornadoes back into his life, Austin’s potential movie deal grows much more complicated. The brothers’ conflict evolves as they gradually reverse roles, trading one another’s lives. Brown/Trinity Rep’s True West is a scathing look at the relationship between white supremacy, masculinity, and so-called “Manifest Destiny,” told through the lens of sibling rivalry.