By Sam Shepard
January 11-21, 2018

Directed by Asher Johnson
Auditions: Saturday, October 21, 12-3 PM & 
Monday, October 23, 7-9 PM 
Please prepare a dramatic monologue that shows your range as an actor. 
Something from the show is encouraged. Seeking Seasoned Actors. 



The play... (described by the author himself)
"TRUE WEST is a character study that examines the relationship between Austin, a screenwriter, and his older brother Lee. It is set in the kitchen of their mother's home 40 miles east of Los Angeles. Austin is house-sitting while their mother is in Alaska, and there he is confronted by his brother, who proceeds to bully his way into staying at the house and using Austin's car. In addition, the screenplay which Austin is pitching to his connection in Hollywood somehow gets taken over by the pushy con-man tactics of Lee, and the brothers find themselves forced to cooperate in the creation of a story that will make or break both their lives. In the process, the conflict between the brothers creates a heated situation in which their roles as successful family man and nomadic drifter are somehow reversed, and each man finds himself admitting that he had somehow always wished he were in the other's shoes."

Cast of Characters:
AUSTIN: early thirties, screenwriter
LEE: his older brother, early forties, drifter 
SAUL KIMMER: Hollywood producer
MOM: early sixties, mother of the brothers

Questions? Email the Director at

The Susquehanna Stage Company will be holding auditions for a Talent Show, SUSQUEHANNA SINGS, to benefit the Extraordinary Give, September 30th, 12-3 PM & October 1st, 2-5 PM. We will accept video auditions for anyone that is unable to attend either of those audition dates. Videos should be time-stamped by midnight October 1st. Audition pieces should be under 2 minutes.


The event will be held at the Susquehanna Stage Co on the night of the ExtraGive, Friday, November 17, 2017. We are having 3 categories of performers: Age 5-9, Age 10-13, and Age 14-17. Winners from each category will receive 2 vouchers for upcoming shows. Audience members will choose the winners at the end of the night!

Tickets for SUSQUEHANNA SINGS will be your donation receipt to the ExtraGive! There will be give-away's, exceptional talent from all over the area and a celebration of Lancaster's largest day of giving!