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Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano Begin Rehearsals for True West

James Macdonald directs the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Sam Shepard's play.

Roundabout Theatre Company has begun rehearsals for its revival of Sam Shepard's True West, starring Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano. The limited engagement will begin preview performances on December 27, with opening night set for Thursday, January 24, 2019.

Ethan Hawke will play Lee in Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of True West.
(© Jenny Anderson)

Directed by James Macdonald, the production will also star Marylouise Burke and Gary Wilmes. Tony Award winner Mimi Lien will be the set designer, Obie winner Kaye Voyce will be the costume designer, and Tony nominee Jane Cox will be the lighting designer.

Paul Dano will play Austin in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of True West.
(© Jenny Anderson)

Roundabout describes True West as follows: "Opposites attack in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play about two brothers with more in common than they think. Holed up in their mother's California house, screenwriter Austin (Dano) and lowlife Lee (Hawke) wrestle with big issues — and each other. Order vs. chaos. Art vs. commerce. Typewriter vs. toaster...Shepard's rip-roaring classic returns to Broadway, gleefully detonating our misguided myths of family, identity, and the American Dream."

Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano rehearse True West, which will begin performances on December 27.
(© Jenny Anderson)