STAG presents our first production for our 2020 Season “Fool for Love” by Sam Shephard, directed by Reschelle O’Connor, at the Strathmore Community Hall from February 20 to 29.
In a Mojave Desert motel, two former lovers reunite under less than ideal circumstances for an encounter that is far from simple. Eddie, a transient flame flickering in and out of May’s life, and May unable to fully extinguish it, exhibit a connection of equal parts painful, raw and passionate. Does yes mean no? Does love mean hate? Is it love or co-dependency? Lines so blurred they can’t always see a clear path, a way out from the ties that bind. Except the old man who watches, patiently, waiting to speak his truth. He’s seen the fool, he sees everything. Or does he? Eddie and May are caught up in sorting through the emotional tumult of their lives in a power struggle where identity is vague and past haunts are ever present. Sam Shepard’s “Fool for Love” was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and takes its audience on a journey through the darker side of love and relationships.
Strathmore Community Centre, corner of Loeman and Napier Streets, Strathmore
(Melway Reference: 16 H 10)
Thursday 20 Feb to Saturday 22 Feb @ 8pm
Thursday 27 Feb to Saturday 29 Feb @ 8pm
Sunday 23 February @ 2pm
$2 discount off full price tickets for groups of 10 or more