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Lesli Brownlee, Alex Rose in Fool For Love

In a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave desert, two transient lovers unearth secrets of their disturbing past. Reality and dreams collide in this explosive masterpiece, as Eddie and May fight for a love that they can’t live with, or without.

ABB Collective honours the passing of playwright Sam Shepard with a staging of his timeless classic Fool for Love.

“I realized how much I owed Shepard and so when he passed I felt like I needed to do something, to say thank you.” – Lesli Brownlee, Actor/Producer

Lesli Brownlee, Alex Rose in Fool For Love
[Lesli Brownlee and Alex Rose in Fool For Love]

Written in the wake of Shepard’s divorce, Fool for Love drips with yearning; it explores the age old battle between the heart and the mind. Though Fool For Love was first staged in 1983, the passion and heartbreak at its center is so timeless that it rings just as true 30 years on.

Who among us hasn’t been battered by love? The dynamic between men and women is also under close inspection, which is of utmost importance to our society as we push towards gender equality and away from archaic ideas of masculinity.
 
Fool For Love is directed by 2017’s Ray Michal Prize for Emerging Director recipient and UBC alumna Jamie King.  

FOOL FOR LOVE BY SAM SHEPARD

Dates: Tuesday through Saturday, February 14 to 24, 8 pm; February 17 and 24, 2 pm
Venue: The Shop Theatre, 3030 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Adults, $25; students, $20, available in advance online
Note: Contains incest, coarse language, violence and gunshot

Photos by Emma Pollard.

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