ABB Collective Presents FOOL FOR LOVE By Sam Shepard
Passionate, explosive, raw. ABB Collective honours the passing of playwright Sam Shepard with a staging of his timeless classic Fool for Love. In a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave desert, two transient lovers unearth secrets of their disturbing past. Reality and dreams collide in this explosive masterpiece, as Eddie and May fight for a love that they can't live with, or without.
"I realized how much I owed Shepard and so when he passed I felt like I needed to do something, to say thank you." - Lesli Brownlee, Actor/Producer
Toxic love. Written in the wake of Shepard's divorce, Fool for Love drips with yearning; it explores the age old battle between the heart and the mind. Though this story was first staged in 1983, the passion and heartbreak at its centre is so timeless that it rings just as true thirty years later. Who among us hasn't been battered by love? The dynamic between men and women is also under close inspection, which is of utmost importance to our society as we push towards gender equality and away from archaic ideas of masculinity.
Directed by 2017's Ray Michal Prize for Emerging Director recipient and UBC alumna Jamie King.
Directed by Jamie King. Assistant Directed by Lucy McNulty. Featuring Alex Rose, Duncan Fraser, Lesli Brownlee, and Mike Gill. Sound Design by Matthew MacDonald-Bain. Lighting Design by Jill White. Production Design by Jennifer Stewart. Fight Choreography by Sylvie La Riviere. Stage Management by Victoria Snashall. Produced by Lesli Brownlee. Production Management by Tara Webster. Production Assistance by Ryan Egan.
Details: Fool for Love by Sam Shepard
When: Feb. 14- 24 at 8 PM, Feb. 17 & 24 at 2 PM. Tuesday- Saturday.
Where: The Shop Theatre, 3030 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Tickets: $25 (adult), $20 (student) at www.theatrewire.com