FOOL FOR LOVE

by Sam Shepard
Directed by Bridget Kathleen O'Leary
MAR 14 - APR 5/2009

Eddie stalks May two thousand four hundred and eighty miles to a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave desert in Sam Shepard’s classic, Fool for Love. In this ugly and claustrophobic place, lust turns to violence as wild and buried passions are unearthed. Dark secrets are revealed in an explosive story of gripping jealousy, brutal betrayal, and the deepest kind of love.

“…a short, sharp shooter, a brawling, ballsy 75-minute modern tragedy with two knockout roles”
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Photo: Stacy Fischer and Timothy John Smith. Photo by Christopher McKenzie

Creative Team
Bridget Kathleen O’Leary, Director
Bridget Kathleen O’Leary

Director

BRIDGET KATHLEEN O’LEARY joined New Rep in 2008 where she serves as Associate Artistic Director. She has directed New Rep’s productions of Blackberry Winter, Scenes from an AdulteryMuckrakersPattern of Life, LungsFully CommittedCollected StoriesDollHouseboom, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and Fool for Love. Other directing credits include The Heidi Chronicles (Northeastern University), Othello (Actors’ Shakespeare Project), The Flick (Gloucester Stage Company), Reconsidering Hanna(h) and The Devil’s Teacup (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); The Other Place (The Nora Theatre and Underground Railway Theater); Recent Tragic Events, and Aunt Dan and Lemon (Whistler in the Dark). In 2007, she assisted Artistic Director Wendy C. Goldberg at the National Playwrights’ Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and worked as an assistant on new plays by Rebecca Gilman and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Before moving to Boston, Bridget worked in Washington, DC with the Olney Theatre Center, Theater Alliance, Cherry Red Productions, Charter Theater, Studio Theatre Second Stage, and Phoenix Theatre DC, of which she was a founding member. She is the Chair of the Literary Committee for the National New Play Network and a member of the New England New Play Alliance. Bridget received her MFA in directing at Boston University.

*member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States