Destiny Manifests presents a staging of Sam Shepard's celebrated drama of forbidden love. More…
From the show:
There are Greek tragedies, there are Western romances, then there is Fool for Love. With the wild and lonely desert as a backdrop, Shepard paints a gritty picture of a relentless lovesick madness that leaves no heart safe in its wake. He reminds us that truth and love are no match for the past that haunts the present.
See it if If you like Sam Sheppard no matter what play it where its playing at.
Don't see it if Not a great production. Acting is fair at best and so is the staging of it. This rendition can be missed as it misses on many accounts.
See it if you’d like to experience a clear presentation of an important but flawed script from an important American playwright.
Don't see it if you have seen many productions of this play: This one, though adequate, tells you nothing new.
See it if you like Shepard's writing and his subjects - off beat, true-to-life characters in a one act, one scene intimate production with good actors
Don't see it if you expect a complete story - here you get different points of view and tie them together without a happy ending.
See it if you have never seen this classic of American theater. It is a serviceable production. The store front gallery adds to the environment.
Don't see it if you need to believe that the central characters cannot keep their hands off each other. For me they played the words but missed the feelings
See it if You like Sam Shepard's plays with drama and dysfunction people.
Don't see it if You dislike drama, dysfunction people. If you want a longer show.
See it if You like dramas and playwrights that are willing to tackle subjects that most people don’t dare touch
Don't see it if You are looking for an uplifting or feel good type show. This is Sam Shepard at his grittiest
See it if you enjoy Sam Shepard's plays no matter what; you are sympathetic to and understand the backwoods relationships portrayed.
Don't see it if you only like musicals; think Shepard is overly dramatic and soap opera-ish; are overly annoyed by one bad actor in the show.
See it if You want to see masterful writing with exceptional acting
Don't see it if you don't know that rural America lives in trailer parks and motel rooms where alcoholism, philandering and incest are standard, not unusual
See it if You want to see and hear a story about conflicted forbidden love performed by two pretty good actors in an intimate setting.
Don't see it if You need something bigger and you are not interested in a love story being told and performed in an intimate space.
See it if Bottom line, all Sam Shepard lovers will love this production. It is quirky and gives Sam’s prospective on the west.
Don't see it if Sam Shepard plays are generally quirky and this one meets that goal. It might not be your kind of play.
See it if A Shepard fan or haven’t seen Fool. Stripped down production works well in this tight space though voices should have been better projected
Don't see it if Seeking a polished version. Tighter direction and more experienced actors might have fleshed out the thin repetitive script.
See it if To see a decent production with strong lead, Eddie (Brian Britt), & an imperfect but classically Sam Shepard script, on dark family secrets.
Don't see it if You’ve seen Fool for Love before or expect an electrically sexual attraction between Eddie & May (Erin Roy).
See it if You like black box theater. You're a diehard Shepherd fan.
Don't see it if You want to care about characters who have something meaningful to say.
See it if It's VERY well written, the stage is fantastic, it's fairly short, and it's cheap.
Don't see it if The acting isn't 100% there. It's a game cast, but you could see some of them ACTING in a way that was distracting. Overall worth seeing.
See it if You have yet to see a staging of this classic Sam Shepard's play.
Don't see it if You saw the 2015 Broadway production of this play starring Sam Rockwell. If you have a good memory, you'll be too tempted to compare them.
See it if Someone looking for intimate theater. Small scale production with actors close to the audience. People who want an intro to Sam Shepard.
Don't see it if You are looking for compelling theater.