The PalParks Black Box program is designed to offer actors 18 and over the opportunity to participate in non-musical theatre held a smaller, more intimate space. Each May, this program transforms the Community Center music room into a performance space for two weekends of performances.
True West • A Play by Sam Shepard
This American classic explores alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape. Sons of a desert-dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal 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.
May 10-19, 2018
7:00pm • Community Center
To audition, participants must sign up online (coming soon). Actors are expected to prepare one dramatic or comedic monologue for the audition. All adults age 18+ are welcome to audition.
Auditions: Thursday, March 1 • 7:00pm-9:00pm • Community Center, Room 1B
Rehearsals: Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 8 – May 3 • 7:00pm-9:00pm
Tech Week: Monday-Wednesday, May 7-9 • 7:00pm-9:30pm
Cast of Characters
Austin • A Hollywood screenwriter. He is well educated and has a wife and children.
Lee • A drifter and a thief, he is Austin’s older brother.
Mom • Austin and Lee’s mother.
Saul Kimmer • A Hollywood producer.
PalParks Black Box “Beyond Therapy” Opens May 18
May 17, 2017
2017 PalParks Black Box Production Photos
Cultural Arts Coordinator
Palatine Park District
Dance • Music • Theatre • Visual Arts