Beetlebung Road LLC, a new theater production company, will launch a bicoastal production of Sam Shepard's Fool for Love. The Equity Showcase production, directed by Kymberly Harris, will arise from a careful artistic process of immersion on many levels.
In Sam Shepard's play, a woman named May occupies a stark, low-rent motel room on the edge of the Mojave desert. She is haunted by a frenetic rodeo cowboy named Eddie, with whom she shares a mutual obsession and from whom she has been trying to escape for years. These "fools for love" cannot get along with or without each other, yet neither can subdue their burning passion. Their relationship is mystifying and discomfiting; the atmosphere is pungent and evocative; the language is sparking with Shepard's genius for sound and imagery. In the director's vision for the play, alcohol, wild horses, rodeo stunts, and western music are key elements and sources for inspiration.