; Fun! Fun! Vancouver!: April 2008

Sunday, 6 April 2008

True West

On Thursday, I was treated to the Sam Shepard play True West, now running at the Vancouver Playhouse.

It tells the story of two brothers, one a successful screenwriter, the other not so much. The two meet up at their mother's cabin and get on one another's nerves, eventually switching roles so that the laid-back cool one becomes the agressor in the relationship. It was well acted and a decent production, but nothing mindblowing. I don't know much about Shepard's work but his name rings a bell. The play was a bit intense at times, slow at others, but there were comedic moments as well so all in all, it wasn't a bad night.