This American classic explores alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape. Sons of a desert-dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer seeking meaning in Alaska and Picasso clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is a college graduate and a professional screenwriter. He is staying at Mom’s near Los Angeles (instead of home with his own family) to work on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer. Lee, a demented, desert-dwelling petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern-day California love story and write Lee’s archetypal–and trashy–western tale.
“Surely Shepard’s masterwork…it tells us a truth, as glimpsed by a 37-year old genius.” N.Y. Post.
November 5, 6, and 13 and December 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Fisher Theater - Ames