Fourth Wall Theater students will present ‘True West’ Oct. 10-12

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Sept. 30, 2014 - Fourth Wall Theater students will perform "True West," Oct. 10-12, in the Black Box Theater on the Mount Carmel Campus.

Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard, "True West" is a dark comedy that examines the tumultuous 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.

Jacob Nadeau, a senior media studies major, is the director of this show, which is being produced by Fourth Wall Theater, a student theater group. Clare Michalak is the stage manager, while the cast includes: Paul Bronson as Austin, Alan Johnson as producer Sal, Lauren Manna as Mom; and Ryan Sheehan as Lee.

"I'm really excited for this show," Nadeau said. "The cast is really talented and has great chemistry. The relationship between the two brothers is something a lot of people can relate to."

Show times are at: 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10; 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12.

"Come support theater," said Aleczander Farquharson, a third-year occupational therapy major from Natick, Massachusetts who serves as president of Fourth Wall Theater. "It's a lot more difficult than people give it credit for. There's a lot more work to it, especially with a student-run show. We have classes, work and other organizations. The fact that we can actually get this done I think that in itself is pretty impressive."

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5. To reserve tickets, please email