Why Watch True West
True West stars the highly talented Oscar and Tony nominee Ethan Hawke (Dead Poets Society, Before Sunrise, Predestination) and Golden Globe nominee Paul Dano. It is written by Pulitzer Prize winner, the late Sam Shepard, and has British director James Macdonald (The Children) at the helm. With a top-notch cast, this contemporary American drama comes to life in its remarkable wild-west setting. True West takes audiences on an emotional rollercoaster ride emphasised by the unparalleled setting and performances by the actors.
True West revolves around two brothers, Austin and Flynn (played by Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano), who are forced to reunite against their will in their mother’s house. Their intense rivalry and strong grudges are elevated to new heights when Lee messes with Austin’s career in screenwriting. The play is set against the glaring heat of the California desert, which isn’t very different from the growing tension between the brothers. Will this rivalry ruin their American Dream? Find out in this impassioned play.
Lovers of the Wild-West theme | Lovers of Drama
Know Before You Go
Wheelchair accessible restroom
Assisted Listening System
American Airlines Theater has a seating capacity of 740.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.
Your e-tickets can be exchanged for physical tickets with our uniformed Headout hosts outside the theater.