Signal Ensemble Theatre
By Sam Shepard
Directed by Ronan Marra
Set in a stark motel room at the edge of the Mojave Desert, Fool for Love tells the story of troubled lovers Eddie and May. Caught in a vicious cycle of yearning and abandonment, they long to be together but find no real solace in each other's arms. Vicious, erotic and funny, Fool for Love is Signal's first production of one of America's most celebrated living playwrights.
"A knockout staging…down-at-the-heels sex appeal…excellent direction"
"Everything you expect in a Shepard play…immensely satisfying…Snook is especially impressive [and] nicely ambiguous"
CRITIC'S PICK - "…intimate, haunting"
"A coherent clutter-free production bringing the action home in a robust, riveting and, yes, 'relentless' 50 minutes without a second wasted"
"Ronan Marra's controlled direction beautifully emphasizes the script's power…Signal Ensemble Theatre truly allows the mastery of Shepard's initial vision to live"
Brian Kirst, Chicago Free Press
New City Top Five of Everything, 2007: Actress (Simone Roos)
New City Top Five of Everything, 2007: Set Design (Melania Lancy)
Photos by Johnny Knight