Saturday June 15, 2013 / 8:00pmFool for Love
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Typical Sam Shepard--set in a modern "West" at the edge of the Mojave Desert, a West where the American dream goes to die, on the edge of sad little towns where people are barely surviving, living in motels, working dead-end jobs, drinking too much, and looking for love in all the wrong places. Eddie and May have been on-again, off-again for 15 years. They love each other passionately and physically and fight like cats and dogs, verbally and physically. No spoilers, but we come to understand why their love-life is such a disaster. The verbal and emotional energy is at the highest pitch, but amidst the violence are strange moments of dark humor. It's a feast for actors, and Lauren Plaxco and Chad Doreck give it their all. Zach Kilian is great as as May's bewildered "date," and Bill Stevenson did a fine job as a mysterious Old Man who sits in the corner and emerges from time to time to comment. Kudos to director Gloria Gifford. An impressive performance in a small venue. A bit harrowing, but not to miss!