Hickory – William E. Morgan, a guest director at the Hickory Community Theatre, has just announced his casting choices for True West. The play is a dark comedy opening April 13th in the Firemen’s Kitchen. For tickets call 828-328-2283 or visit hickorytheatre.org.

The ensemble of four includes Nathan Crabtree, Joshua Propst, Hollie Sherrill and Joshua Yoder.

The play examines the relationship between Austin (Yoder), a screenwriter, and his older brother Lee (Propst). It is set in the kitchen of their mother’s home 40 miles east of Los Angeles. Austin is house-sitting while their mother is in Alaska, and there he is confronted by his brother, who proceeds to bully his way into staying at the house and using Austin’s car. This production is rated R due to adult language.

Performances of True West are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm (Apr 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28); Thursdays at 7:30pm (Apr 19 & 26); and Sundays at 2:30pm (Apr 22 & 29.)

All seats are $16, seniors, students and youth 18 and under are $14. Tickets are now on sale online at www.hickorytheatre.org or through the Theatre box office, in person or by phone at 828-328-2283. Box office hours are 12-5 Wednesday through Friday.

HCT is a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive and A Cleaner World. True West is produced by Robert Abbey, Inc. and Dr. George Clay, DDS.

Photo: The cast of True West – (front) Joshua Yoder, Joshua Propst, (back) Hollie Sherrill and Nathan Crabtree. Performances begin on April 13th in the Firemen’s Kitchen. Click www.hickorytheatre.org or call (828) 328-2283 for tickets and information. Photo by John Koval.