Hickory – The Hickory Community Theatre will present the final four performances of True West, a dramatic comedy by Sam Shepard, this weekend, April 26th through 29th in the Firemen’s Kitchen.

Set in the California desert during the 1980s, the play centers around the conflict between two brothers, Austin the family man and Lee, a petty thief and drifter. Their sibling rivalry erupts like a volcano when Lee shows up unexpectedly while Austin is housesitting for their mother.

The final performances of True West are Thursday April 26th at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday April 27th and 28th at 8:00pm and Sunday April 29th at 2:30pm. This production is rated R for strong adult language.

On Thursday night the box office and concessions will open at 6:30pm and early arrivals will have a chance to peek into the Jeffers Theatre to watch the set go up for the Theatre’s upcoming production of Ragtime the Musical.

Tickets are $16 for adults. Seniors, students and youth (18 and under) are $14. Tickets are now on sale online at hickorytheatre.org or through the Theatre box office, in person or by phone at 828-328-2283. Box office hours are 12-5 Wednesday through Friday.

HCT is a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive and A Cleaner World. True West is produced by Robert Abbey, Inc. and Dr. George Clay, DDS.

PHOTO: Hollie Sherrill as Mom, Joshua Propst as Lee and Joshua Yoder as Austin in the dramatic comedy True West, at the Hickory Community Theatre. Final performances are this Thursday, April 26th through Sunday, April 29th. Photo by Ken Burns.