Fool for Love


Fool for Love (2010)

by Sam Shepard
Directed by Chris Johnson with Mike Bell
Featuring Ivan Henwood, Gary Jarvis, Chris Johnson, Jane Walker

4 STARS. What unfolds is dark and gritty Americana (I think Cormac McCarthy fans will particularly like Shepard’s writing). Thanks to solid performances from the four person cast (rounded out by Gary Jarvis as May’s slightly nebish new boyfriend), it’s also compelling – if not pretty.” — Joff Schmidt, CBC

“Sam Shepard’s dark treatise on the ties that bind is given a dark, solid, rendering by Winnipeg’s Snakeskin Jacket Productions. Walker and Henwood admirably embody the tragic couple, imbuing them with an earthy, palpable desperation. Director Johnson holds this drama firmly on course, honouring its dark heart.” — Barb Stewart, Winnipeg Free Press