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  Fool For Love at Keegan Theatre

Fool For Love

Keegan Theatre
1742 Church Street, NW Washington

A critical and popular success, this masterfully constructed work brings searing intensity and rare theatrical excitement to its probing -- yet sharply humorous -- study of love, hate and the dying myths of the American West. In a stark, low-rent motel room on the edge of the Mojave Desert, Eddie and May love and hate their way through life. Unable to hold on or let go, they battle to keep from drowning together. This Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright’s masterpiece shows the heights and depths that love can take us to, ultimately making fools of us all.

Presented by The Keegan Theatre

Thru - Nov 7, 2010

Price: $30 - $35

Box Office: 703-892-0202

Running Time: 1 hr; no intermission
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  Fool For Love Reviews
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Washington Examiner - Highly Recommended

"...With its depiction of the death of a way of life — to keep up his rodeo skills, Eddie practices roping a chair — and of the death of a relationship, this “Fool for Love” is proof of why for decades Shepard has remained one of America’s most vivid, singular voices."
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Barbara Mackay

MetroWeekly - Recommended

"...Which is the thing most hampering Fool for Love. While Shepard has crafted a play that is unquestionably urged forward by anger, director Colin Smith plays too little with the silences available. When he does – employing them beautifully at such key moments as the show's opening scenes and at the moment of Fool's greatest reveal – we experience a gorgeous depth that allows the craft of the actors to shine cleanly through. We feel the tension build as in those brief seconds before a roller coaster breaks over the first drop. It's in those wonderful moments that we get to enjoy the entire ride, and not just all the screaming."

Tom Avila

DCTheatreScene - Recommended

The one-act is relatively brief but packed with storytelling, re-imaginings, even an apparition-like mysterious “old man” who offers special commentary throughout and becomes more real as the scenes progress – at least real enough to get another hit of tequila upon request.
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Debbie Jackson

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