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This show closed on December 2, 2018

About Fool For Love

These "fools for love" cannot get along with or without each other, yet neither can subdue their burning passion. Their relationship is mystifying and discomfiting; the atmosphere is pungent and evocative; the language is sparking with Shepard's genius for sound and imagery. The production, directed by Kymberly Harris, will arise from a careful artistic process of immersion on many levels. The company chose to debut at Theater for the New City as part of that process: to sentimentally honor and recapture the path of Shepard's "Buried Child," which was commissioned by TNC and premiered there in 1978.

In director Kymberly Harris' vision for the play, alcohol, wild horses, rodeo stunts and western music are key elements and sources for inspiration. Shepard had a long history of creativity in Montana so the troupe, to recapture the environment that was so evocative to him, journeyed to Bigfork, MT to soak up the atmosphere of what was once a quaint, western stage-stop and to take roping lessons. With a similar goal, they immersed themselves in rodeo culture at Kern County Fair Rodeo in Bakersfield, CA. That town is a frequent stepping-off point for travelers crossing the Mojave Desert toward Las Vegas.

Run Time

1hr 15min (no intermission)

Start Date

End Date



Theater for the New City

155 First Avenue, New York, NY 10003

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