Fool For Love
By Sam Shepard
Directed by Mel Day
Starring (in order of appearance): James Rodríguez (Eddie), Sara Marsh* (May), Patrick Coyle* (The Old Man), and Antonio Duke (Martin)
Presented in production with Myron Frisch and David and Cindy Lutz, with Patti Johnson at Artspace’s Grain Belt Warehouse
Creative Team: Annie Enneking (Fight Director), Mary Shabatura (Lighting Designer), Lisa Jones (Costume Designer), Aaron Newman (Sound Designer), Katie Phillips (Properties Designer), Megan West* (Stage Manager & Lasso Expert), Alec Lambert (Assistant Stage Manager), Michael James (Technical & Design Consultant), Emily England (Assistant Director)
Photos: Rich Ryan
“Dark & Stormy has mounted a production that serves up a cocktail of heat, danger and irony, with performances that seem to be squeezed whole from the text of the play."
— Arthur Dorman, Talkin' Broadway
"Shepard's plays are full of hard truths and shattered illusions, and you can emerge from some productions feeling like you've been boxed about the ears. Here, though, director Mel Day finds a lighter tone, leaving an even more precipitous plunge to the play's chilling conclusion."
— Jay Gabler, City Pages
"Director Mel Day's multiracial cast is a wonderful testament to the playwright's universality as each actor manifests their character with a textured sense of a contemporary West fallen from grace and mythos...this is a must-see production"
— John Townsend, Lavender Magazine
"Directed by Mel Day, Dark & Stormy's production is unique in many ways. The small, scrappy company run by Sara Marsh has stripped the play down to its basics: a bed, a rug, a few sticks of furniture, a window suggesting a parking lot with a menacing Mercedes idling outside…Staged in a warehouse studio, in your face and almost in your lap, this is as up-close-and-personal as theater gets."
— Pamela Espeland, MinnPost
"Being that close to the action of the play means the actors have nowhere to hide, and they don't. Rather, they're all incredibly open and vulnerable and present in this messy situation...The whole cast works well together under Mel Day's direction, with great use of the almost in-the-round space. If you've never experienced Sam Shepard's work, Dark & Stormy's intense and gripping Fool for Love is a great place to start." — Jill Schafer, Cherry and Spoon
*Member, Actors’ Equity Association