By Special to the Daily World
Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company announce the haunting story of obsession “Fool for Love” by Sam Shepard, directed by True Colors Associate Artistic Director Todd Kreidler and starring Kenny Leon and Jasmine Guy.
“Fool for Love” is a haunting story of obsession, love, denial and the relationship between two people who can’t live with or without each other.
Inside the confines of a motel room, two estranged lovers revisit their shared history and reignite old rage. When they try to come to terms with their past the outcome is fascinating and shocking, funny and bitter.
Sex, love, hate, and passion combine as they are faced with a choice: return to their combative relationship or try to live their lives alone. A limited four-week engagement is scheduled from May 13 through June 11, with previews on May 10, 11, 12 at 8 p.m. A weekday matinee will be on May 18.
Performances Tuesdays – Saturdays are at 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. The venue is the Balzer Theatre at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St.
Tickets are available by contacting Ticket Alternative, 1-877-725-8849 or www.ticketalternative.com or through the True Colors website, www.truecolorstheatre.org
Group sales for groups of 10 or more are available by contacting True Colors’ group sales department at 404-588-0308 ext. 201.
Shepard, the playwright, is an American playwright, actor, and television and film director. He is author of several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama In 1979 For His Play “Buried Child.”
Shepard was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Pilot Chuck Yeager in “The Right Stuff.”
Kreidler, the director, is currently writing several musical theater projects including “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” an original musical featuring the lyrics and music of Tupac Amaru Shakur. He was dramaturg of “Radio Golf” and “Gem of the Ocean” on Broadway and worked with August Wilson for six years developing plays in regional theaters around the country.