True West

Hypocrites Theatre Company, 2005
Directed by Geoff Button
Lee: Paul Noble (Jeff Award, Principal Actor
Austin: Brad Harbaugh (Jeff Nomination: Principal Actor)
Best Jeff Awards Acceptance Speech: Paul Noble

KEY TO ITS SUCCESS ARE TWO YOUNG BUT SEASONED ACTORS, BRAD HARBAUGH AND PAUL NOBLE. TOO OFTEN THE BROTHERS ARE PLAYED BY PERFORMERS SO OUT OF SYNC WITH EACH OTHER THAT THEY DON’T SEEM LIKE MEMBERS OF THE SAME SPECIES, MUCH LESS THE SAME FAMILY. BUT WITH THESE TWO, EVERY GLANCE AND GESTURE AND WORD THEY EXCHANGE SEETHES WITH A LIFETIME OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS. CRITIC’S CHOICE
— JACK HELBIG, CHICAGO READER