Next week, Playhouse 2000 will perform a play that was responsible for helping launch the careers of Gary Sinise and John Malkovich in the early ’80s, and for helping catapult Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly to stardom nearly 20 years ago.

“True West” runs July 11 to 13 at the VK Garage, 305 Washington St. 

“‘True West’ is about duality,” said producer/actor David McGuff in a press release. “It’s about all of us struggling with our darker selves. It’s about the grass always seeming greener on the other side. No matter what you get out of life, even if it’s exactly what you want, you can’t help but thinking you’d be better off with what someone else has. It’s called ‘True West’ not because it’s a Western — it’s not. But it deals with this idea of the west. The show is set in the suburbs on the edge of the California desert in the 1980s as civilization and rule and order are encroaching on this more natural, animalistic desert.”

Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $15. The show is intended for mature audiences. For more information, call 830-896-9393 or visit

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