Artistic Director Rich Ferraioli of Variations Theatre Group decided to stage the gut wrenching 90 minute play Fool for Love after realizing that Off-Off-Broadway Theatre "needed a bit of an awakening." The Sam Shepard classic, with its argumentative, ping pong style of dialogue and sexual tension so thick it makes you squirm, is the perfect choice for a cast and crew of talented, independent artists who are ready to prove they measure above typical Off-Off-Broadway standards. "This play is to be performed relentlessly without a break", Shepard wrote. With a tight knit cast and dedicated crew, that is exactly what audience members will get.
Fool For Love tells the story of May and Eddie, two not so star-crossed lovers. May is hiding out at an old motel in the Mojave Desert where she is found by old flame and childhood friend Eddie. He threatens to metaphorically and at times, literally, drag her back into the life she has fled. With searing truth and dark humor, Fool for Love shows the story of two people who just can't live without each other, whether they like it or not.