True West, a finalist for the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, tells the story of two estranged brothers. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Saul Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee’s trashy Western tale. The brothers begin to work together and as tensions rise, the differing personalities of Austin and Lee begin to shift, resulting in an explosive confrontation in the thrilling final scenes of the play. The show contains adult situations and language.

True West is directed by Joanna Lawler. The small cast includes Rodger Hartley as Austin, Jason Knox as Saul Kimmer, Dennyce Korb as Mom and Jeffrey Alan Smith as Lee.


June 1, 2, 3, 2017
Come join us for Social Hour at 8 PM
Curtain at 9 PM


General Admission: $15
Includes 1 Free Beverage


In the Studio Theater
of the Performing Arts Center
of Rapid City

No Advanced Reservations

Tickets available at the door one hour before the show

South Street Entrance
Just West of 5th Street


Shadow Season sponsored by Richard and Tracy Perdue

The Shadow Season is a small schedule of events  that breaks with the traditions of our Mainstage season and offers something different, geared towards the adult, night-owl crowd of entertainment seekers. Look at it as a “Late-Night, Date-Night” offering with slightly edgier content. Shadow Season shows are held in the intimate Studio Theater so you’re up close and personal with the actors.  Ticket prices include a beverage of your choice so come early, enjoy a drink! Watch here for announcements of new upcoming events.