By Sam Shepard
“A rambunctious and spontaneous tale about sibling rivalry … the seductiveness of Hollywood and… the battle between art and business.” – The New York Times
True West follows a few tumultuous days in the lives of two brothers — Lee, a scurvy desert rat (played by Joshua Neth), and Austin, a hotshot intellectual screenwriter (Jason Roth). The play examines their relationship as they manage fraternal conflicts through sometimes brutal, and sometimes disturbingly funny, means. Directed by Jim Peck, with Kathy Patterson as Mom and Bill Joachim as Saul Kimmer the Producer. The play was presented February 19-March 1 at Touchstone Theatre in Bethlehem, as part of Touchstone’s “Spotlight on the Valley” series.
Adapted by Joseph Robinette
The Children’s Literature Association named Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White “the best American children’s book of the past 200 years.” This play, directed by Teague Fernandez, captures the book’s enchanting characters: among them, Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Charlotte, the extraordinary spider, who’s determined to save Wilbur, using the “miracle” of her web. In it she writes, “Some pig.” The Morning Call‘s reviewer praised the play as “a thoroughly delightful production . . . engaging and heartwarming.”
Presented July 24-August 2 as APT’s third annual play for children and families at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Allentown. A series of four free theatre arts workshops for kids preceded the production.