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Fool for Love by Sam Shepard

High Kick Productions Presents

Fool for Love

By Sam Shepard

Directed by Julie Noever

BATS Theatre

27 July – 5 August, 9pm

BOOKINGS: 04 802 4175 or

Tequila, a ten gauge shotgun, burnt-out plains and broken love in the American Mid-west collide in Sam Shepard’s ferocious play Fool for Love.

May and Eddie thrash out their dysfunctional love story in a beat-up motel room at the edge of the Mojave Desert, entangled in their tumultuous past and a secret that binds and separates them until love and the terrible truth explodes.

Director Julie Noever, (The Cottage), spent a large portion of her childhood in Atlanta, the heartland of southern USA. This connection to America, her obsession with Americana, cowboys and the belief that NZ needs more country music compelled Julie to direct this relentless and surreal dark comedy.

Sam Shepard is one of America's leading contemporary playwrights. In his plays he demonstrates his interest in popular American culture and the folklore of the American South-west: through the use of imaginative language, composed of slang, scientific jargon, B-movie dialogue, and Rock and Roll idioms; as well as a stage peopled with farmers, devils, witch-doctors, rock stars, space men, cowboys, gangsters and other American stereotypes.

Fool for Love is brought to life by the talented cast of Rob Lloyd, K.C. Kelly, Jade Daniels and Rachel Forman. Rachel studied in America at the prestigious Black Nexxus Actor's Studio while K.C. Kelly is a well known thespian from the US, who teaches at Toi Whakaari, New Zealand Drama School. The play’s designer, Leo Gene Peters, is another versatile talent from America, now emerging in the Wellington theatre community.

A exhilarating ride you won’t want to miss!


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