Fool For Love (Beetlebung Road)
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Fool For Love (Beetlebung Road)
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Fool For Love (Beetlebung Road) NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(28 Reviews)
Positive
93%
Mixed
7%
Negative
0%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Great writing, Edgy

About the Show

Sam Shepard's classic drama tells the story of two people who just can't live without each other whether they like it or not.

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Member Reviews (28)

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764 Reviews | 212 Followers
79
Great writing, Great acting, Intense, Riveting, Great staging

See it if you are a Shepard fan as this is a good production overall: acting is very good, set works well, sound and lights are good & nonstop action

Don't see it if you do not like tense relationships, shouting and brutal interchanges in an off off Broadway budget production.

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
82
Exciting, Uneven, Raucous, Atmospheric, Mythic

See it if you would like to see a strong production of a modern classic American play, a signature play of one of America's great playwrights.

Don't see it if you no longer respond to Shepard's macho myth-making—or you never did. Read more

567 Reviews | 147 Followers
78
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Great acting

See it if Presumed lovers quarrel and get physical in familiar Shepard. The acting separates this production from previous stagings. Electric.

Don't see it if Eye-roll plot twist reveal. Low production values. Machismo. Brutality. Gen. Adm.

488 Reviews | 103 Followers
86
Better than the production on broadway last year

See it if If you want to see this play the way that Sam wanted it to be done in a small intimate dirty Theatre

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Sam shepherd. Read more

375 Reviews | 228 Followers
79
Intense, Edgy, Absorbing, Energetic, We'll acted

See it if you're a fan of Sam Shepard, like dysfunctional family plays, unconventional love stories, very good performances (especially Andrew Dits)

Don't see it if scenes of violence, gunfire, loud arguments & cursing would be disturbing. Read more

297 Reviews | 78 Followers
80
Extremely high-energy / surprisingly entertaining, Cleverly staged & directed / great dirty dingy set, Physically-charged / intense / creepy / raunchy, Classic book / disturbing dysfunctional relationship, Passionate heavy strong (individual) performances

See it if you know what's coming & can handle the physical abuse, alcoholism, insecurities, incest, extra-marital affairs, creepy dad, mousy guy, etc.

Don't see it if over-the-top shouting, destructive push-&-pull passive-aggressive relationships, plus high-energy chases w/in a small set ain't for you. Read more

214 Reviews | 42 Followers
77
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Edgy

See it if you like a melodrama on destructive relationships that has subject matters that maybe even more taboo now then they were originally.

Don't see it if you want the drama to come more from plot than from character conflicts. Mind portrayals of domestic violence and forbidden relationships.

169 Reviews | 70 Followers
76
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Romantic, Intense

See it if You like Sam Shepard’s work, want to see great acting, tension between lovers who are very strong characters.

Don't see it if If you are easily bothered by love triangle, violence, gunshot, machoism, midwest accent and if small theater, are not your thing Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

G
December 1st, 2018

"Kymberly Harris' direction did a wonderful job in keeping Shepherds play dark and raw...'Fool For Love' cannot be pulled off without good acting nor great lighting...Silver, Dits, Hale and Ruby all do a very believable, complementing job, and they do great service to Mr. Shepard's work...If this lighting is not done well, it would ruin the suspense, the concern that the audience should have. Goldstein nailed it."
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N
December 2nd, 2018

"A fine production...The director Kymberly Harris did a fine job with a splendid cast...I was particularly struck by the way Sophia Silver's May changed when Martin came for their date. Eddie obviously brings out a great deal of anger and resentment in May, even inciting her to a physical fight. With Martin she is courteous and calm...Shepard is showing us how love is a thing that makes people crazy. Eddie and May share the madness. We are all literally fools for love."
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