If it's a Sam Shepard play, and True West is, you know it's fractured-family territory and sibling rivalry of Greek-tragedy proportions.
Bo Wilson, a Richmond playwright and actor, directs a production of the 1980 play for the Henley Street Theatre Company.
The dramatic hinge of True West is an unexpected reunion of two brothers in their absent mother's California home. Austin (Tony Foley, seated) is an Ivy League-educated writer whose come out to Hollywood to sell a screenplay. He's surprised by the arrival of his drifter brother, Lee (David Clark, standing).
Henley Street performs at the Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center, 4901 Old Brook Road. For more information, call 340-0115 or visit henleystreet theatre.org.