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In the New Year as part of the company's new Past Contemporaries Series, PURE Theatre will pay tribute to playwright Sam Shepard with the production of two of his masterworks, True West and Fool for Love. The plays will be presented in rotating repertory.

Opposites attack in Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play True West, about two brothers with more in common than they think. Holed up in their mother's California house, screenwriter Austin and lowlife Lee wrestle with big issues — and each other.

In Fool for Love, two former lovers, holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Beaten down by ill-fated love and a ruthless struggle for identity, can they ultimately live with, or without, each other?

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