True West

by: Sam Shepard

Saul Kimmer

Characters Saul Kimmer

Saul Kimmer cannot be said to be a real character as much as a plot device. He is your typical Hollywood producer: slick and manipulative, he will promise whatever is necessary to get his way. He conveniently makes house calls and breaks up the otherwise two-person drama. Saul's machinations with Lee about producing his movie rather than Austin's are at the heart of the play's plot, and without it the play would not reach its frenzied ending. Although Saul is mostly a plot device, he seems to be genuinely taken with Lee, whose outlandish behavior is foreign to the homogeneity of Hollywood.