Monday, August 1, 2016

PRINCETON SUMMER THEATER CLOSES 47th SEASON WITH SAM SHEPARD’S “FOOL FOR LOVE”

Fool for LoveFOOL FOR LOVE
by Sam Shephard

WHEN: August 4-7 and 11-14 with shows at 8pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays
WHERE:
Hamilton Murray Theater located on Princeton University’s campus.
TICKETS: $29.50 for general admission, $24.50 for students and matinees.
To order tickets, visit
http://www.princetonsummertheater.org/tickets or call the PST box office at 1-732-997-0205.

Olivia Nice with Matthew SeelyWinner of multiple Obie Awards, Sam Shepard’s dramedy unfolds in a motel room in the Mojave Desert in which we find the continuously bickering former lovers May and Eddie. There, they unravel their tangled relationship, almost tearing each other apart. A dark exploration into love and family, Fool for Love shows us how our pasts surely come back to haunt us. (Right: Olivia Nice as May with Matthew Seely as Eddie in rehearsal for Fool for Love)

Following on from Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins, Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage, and Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, this summer focuses on the theme of the “Other.” Each of the four shows delves into the other side of a story or character and brings the audience to a deeper understanding of human nature. The theater goers will come away with a souvenir – a new perspective on what was once an old familiarity and an appreciation of the differences in all of us.

Fool for Love, directed by Ogemdi Ude ’16, will feature:

  • Olivia Nice as May
  • Matthew Seely as Eddie
  • Jake McCready as the Old Man
  • Conor McElwee as Martin

All photos taken by Ogemdi Ude.