Fool For Love

by Sam Shepard

Overview

Starred
Mark Davis as ‘Eddie’
Rebecca Fortuna as ‘May’
William Prescott as ‘Martin’
Sam Allen as ‘Old Man’

Director
Gabriella Rose Carter
Venue
Q44 Theatre, Richmond
Dates
June 10th – June 28th 2015

Synopsis

Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love follows the story of May and Eddie, long-time off-and-on-again lovers with a dark secret and a tumultuous past.

Enter Martin, an innocent yard worker who arrives to take May on a date and along with the Old Man, a figment of May & Eddie’s imagination, is thrown into their spiraling reunion. Fool for Love is a fast-paced, heart-wrenching and at times hilarious tale.

Setting the play in present day, Q44 Theatre wish to breathe new life into this brilliantly conceived and timeless play by a world-renowned playwright. Fool for Love explores the themes of love, dysfunctional family relationships and female empowerment and will be an exciting and engaging experience for all theatregoers.

Reviews

“It’s an exhilarating ride watching this dark tale unfold and this is mostly due to the performances of its two leads, Mark Davis and Rebecca Fortuna who are, quite frankly, phenomenal. They have truly captured their characters and the chemistry is electric in their scenes together.”

– Theatre Press, Read the full review

“Once again I find myself singing the praises of a small independent theatre company with impeccable taste and a thirst for excellence.”

“When performances are this good it’s easy to lose yourself in the story and the honesty – and that’s what good theatre should be about.”

– Stage Whispers, Read the full review

“Q44 Theatre Company are setting the bar high for the independent theatre scene in Melbourne. Pitch-perfect performances, wonderfully detailed direction and a killer script all make their latest production worth seeing.”

– Theatre Nerd, Read The Full Review

“If you haven’t seen Fool for Love, this short, sharp production delivers…”
– The Age, Read The Full Review