Sam Shepard http://wfpl.org en REVIEW | 'True West' Tests Bounds of Brotherly Love, Civilization http://wfpl.org/post/review-true-west-tests-bounds-brotherly-love-civilization <p></p><p>Actors Theatre of Louisville opened Sam Shepard’s “True West” last night. Directed by Obie Award-winning playwright and director Adam Rapp (“Finer Noble Gases,” “The Edge of Our Bodies,”), “True West” is a viciously funny and tragic portrayal of two brothers testing the boundaries of love, resentment and civilization.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:39:32 +0000 Erin Keane 2533 at http://wfpl.org REVIEW | 'True West' Tests Bounds of Brotherly Love, Civilization Bear Pit Theater: an Interview with Adam Rapp http://wfpl.org/post/bear-pit-theater-interview-adam-rapp <p>Adam Rapp is no stranger to Actors Theatre of Louisville. Several of his plays have made their world premieres at the Humana Festival of New American Plays (the most recent, "The Edge of Our Bodies," opened in 2011), debut productions which Rapp has also directed. In fact, his directing career has focused on new plays, but when artistic director Les Waters invited him to direct a production of Sam Shepard's 1980 play "True West" this season, he took the challenge.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 2486 at http://wfpl.org Bear Pit Theater: an Interview with Adam Rapp REVIEW: The Bunbury's 'Buried Child' Delivers http://wfpl.org/post/review-bunburys-buried-child-delivers <p>A dark secret haunts a rural Illinois farmhouse where a once-proud family molders in disgrace in Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Buried Child.” The play is sometimes described as a dark comedy, and its humor&nbsp;does serve to occasionally diffuse the almost stifling tension that pervades the play. But ultimately, “Buried Child” is a disorienting tragedy about the dissolution of the American family and the legacy of shame that causes one household to unravel and curl violently inward.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 17:34:58 +0000 Erin Keane 685 at http://wfpl.org