Friday, March 2, 2012

"What kinda people kill each other most? Family people! Brothers!"

You've only got one more chance to attend the UIS Theatre Program's performance of "True West" and find out more about these two brothers and since I attended the show last night I can heartily recommend it. It's a great comedy (with some surreal underlying themes) written by Sam Shepard and directed by our own very talented Theatre Professor, Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson. We loved the way the scene was set the minute we walked into the Studio Theatre by the authentic ole' timey Western music and the set was straight out of the California 1980's including a lot more toasters that any one kitchen should have. The highlight of the play for me was the spot-on performance of Professor Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson (yes, they are related) who played Lee, the drifter … con-man … bad-guy. He was hilarious, brilliant and scary all rolled into one. The last night is Saturday, March 3!