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Fool for Love

theatre · vespertine productions · Ages 13+ · United States

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SEAN CAWELTI certified reviewer June 16, 2012
Found this piece shocking and icky in all the right ways, with several terrific moments were I clenched my fists in anticipation. The two leads especially are stand outs and navigate through the complex text and story with ease. The video elements are an added bonus and add so much to the experience providing an other-worldly quality that kept me pondering on the drive home. Check it folks! ... full review
KRISTOPHER LEE BICKNELL certified reviewer June 16, 2012
A perfect blend of gritty, realistic Sam Shepard goodness, and creative, impulsive staging/performance, Vespertine Productions' "Fool For Love" is a wonderful production, that should definitely be added to your list of Must-See's for the Fringe. The performances truly shine in this production, with a small cast of talented and clearly dedicated folks who soak up every ounce of passion from Shepard's script, and then wring it out of each other throughout the course of the play. The simple, Fringe-esque set is surprisingly effective, and the use of projections in the stead of a live actor for the Old Man is a wise choice, and extremely well executed. If you're wondering how a Sam Shepard play should be produced, look no further. Se... full review
VASEK FRANK (CINESNATCH) http://cinesnatch.blogspot.com/ certified reviewer June 19, 2012
The title placard for Sam Shepard’s Fool For Love projects onto the back wall of The Actor’s Company stage (used by the recent Marie Curie), parting the simple set of an old TV atop a dresser on one end and a bed and night stand on the other. There was a mild humidity in the space to coat the Southwestern tale of two star-crossed lovers narrated by The Old Man (Ed Beardsley). The play opens with a huge argument which continues to resurface throughout the whole production. The dirty jeaned Eddie (Casey Campbell) is a stuntman back in town who spent too much time apart from May (Chelsea Reynolds)--the love of his life despite all the other women--pondering the beauty of her neck in her absence. She has other plans, however, despite Eddie’s... full review