Fool for Love
By Sam Shepard
Directed by Ken Kelleher
November 22 - December 17, 2017
Opening Night: Saturday, November 25
Obie Winner “Best New American Play”
Pulitzer Prize Finalist
San Jose Stage Company continues their Season 35 honoring an American Theatre icon who shaped the very core of their organization with their presentation of Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love. In this cowboy romance memories parallel dreams; carving at the surreal nature of relationships exploring what was truth & what was illusion.
FATEFUL ROMANCE BATTLING PERCEPTION AND REALITY
This quintessential Shepard work examines, with searing truth and dark humor, the impactful causes and effects of love lost through the retrospective eyes of two past lovers & their family. Eddie finds May holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert and threatens to drag her back into the life from which she had fled. Forced to unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Reality and dream; truth and lies; past and present mingle in an explosive love story.