Philip Seymour Hoffman

Rep Stage wraps with wild 'West'

Rep Stage wraps with wild 'West'

Rep Stage marks the close of its milestone 25th season not with fireworks, but with something more explosive: Sam Shepard's play “True West.”

“True West” is a hair-raising onstage collision between a feral outlaw and a meek screenwriter who happen to be brothers. It all unfolds -- or perhaps erupts is a better word -- in their mother’s Los Angeles kitchen.

It has bad language, fighting and a lot of toast.

The production, which runs April 26 to May 13, will also be “quite a lovely reunion to close out the season,” said Joseph Ritsch, Rep Stage’s producing artistic director.

That's because the play is directed by Vincent Lancisi, who is the artistic director of the...