Fractured Theatre At WTG Presents FOOL FOR LOVE

The Windham Theatre Guild presents the Fractured Theatre Series production of Fool For Love by Sam Shepard opening Friday, September 21st at the Burton Leavitt Theatre.

In a run-down motel room on the edge of the Mojave Desert, Eddie comes to claim May, the young woman with whom he has had a tempestuous on-again, off-again relationship for the past 15 years, and who has sworn him off due to his frequent absences and love affairs. As the recriminations pour out, sometimes violently, the desperate nature of their relationship becomes apparent: they cannot get along with, or without, one another, yet neither can subdue their burning passion. Two other characters highlight their situation: a young man who is May's date for the evening, and a ghostly old man who sits in a rocking chair at the side of the stage. The confrontation among them reveals themes of identity, truth, and destiny.

Fool For Love was a Pulitzer Prize nominee for Drama in 1984 and won an Obie Award for Best Direction and Best New American Play. Fracture Theatre @ WTG hopes to provide productions that may make you laugh, cry, shake your fists in anger, ponder and invoke conversations. Deemed as the "edgy little cousin" of the Windham Theatre Guild, Fractured Theatre shows are those productions that might not quite fit a Main Stage season, but provide a new outlet for more risqué, contemporary pieces for audiences, young and old.

Under the direction of Mark Lowe, Fool For Love will be performed Dan Bender, Karizma Rose, Justin Mullis and Steve Tucker.

Performances are Friday and Saturday, September 21 & 22 at 7:30pm and Sunday, September 23 at 2:00pm at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main Street, Willimantic. Tickets are $19 for Adults, $16 for students/seniors and $12 for children under $12. UConn/ECSU/QVCC students $14 with ID. For reservations, call 860-423-2245 or visit windhamtheatreguild.org. Robin Rice WTG Publicity

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