Hickory – The Hickory Community Theatre is hosting another of its “Fan Club Thursdays” on April 19 for True West, a dark comedy by Sam Shepard currently on stage in the Firemen’s Kitchen. There are three other performances this week as well.

“Fan Club Thursday” means the Theatre will open at 6:30pm instead of 7 with munchies and a no-host bar, as well as a chance to meet members of the cast. The performance begins at 7:30. Those attending the 6:30 – 7:00pm reception will also receive a glimpse of the set for Ragtime, coming up next at the Theatre.

True West plays through April 29, with performances on Thursdays (April 19 & 26) at 7:30; Fridays and Saturdays (Apr 20, 21, 27 & 28) at 8pm; and Sundays (Apr 22 & 29) at 2:30pm. This production is rated R for strong adult language.

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: Joshua Propst (left) as Lee and Joshua Yoder as Austin in the dramatic comedy True West, at the Hickory Community Theatre. Performances begin this Friday, April 13th and continue through April 29th. Go to www.hickorytheatre.org or call (828) 328-2283 for tickets and information. Photo by Ken Burns.