Superb and outstanding production team, delivers this scorching drama, with exceptional character-driven performances from the entire fantastic cast, as expertly directed by Julie Baz, with a clever and very effective minimalist set designed by David Jeffrey. Pulitzer prize nominated classic dark drama FOOL FOR LOVE was written by American playwright/actor Sam Shepard.

Dark emotions/secrets are hidden within the fluctuating intimate relationship of off-and-on-again lovers May and Eddie. They are still-passionate former lovers who have met again, in her motel room located deep in the American South-West on the edge of the Mojave Desert. Premiered 8th February 1983 at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, where Sam Shepard was the playwright-in-residence.        

Kate Betcher is intensely wonderful and also provides well-timed subtlety as May, with her unending desperation and need to escape. Lachlan Ruffy is both cruel and savagely fierce as Eddie. The well-defined and compelling performance of Neil McLeod (The Old Man), revealing his adulterous lifestyle choices. May’s new boyfriend Joel Horwood (Martin) as an innocent is the perfect foil, as May and Eddie untangle their sordid intrigues. Completely lovestruck fools, their two emotionally-driven twisted lives are painfully war-like and permanently interlaced, with a furious intimate everlasting love that needs to end.

The audience is taken on a journey that provides uniquely different experiences of the play, as May and Eddie tell their quite different versions of the exact same truth, as told from their individual perspectives. Eddie intensely loves lassoing each of the four bedposts of her bed with his rope, which is open to many possible interpretations. Recommended.

CAST Kate Betcher (May), Lachlan Ruffy (Eddie), Joel Horwood (Martin), Neil McLeod (The Old Man).

Director Julie Baz, Designer David Jeffrey, Stage Manager Cherilyn Price, Photography Clare Hawley.

Patina Productions curates, develops and supports the plays and musicals presented in the LIMELIGHT ROOM @ Limelight on Oxford. They collaborate with both emerging and seasoned indie creatives who demonstrate the commitment, capacity and enthusiasm required to stage world class indie shows.

Limelight on Oxford, 231 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst (near Taylor Square)

Season dates 2nd until 12th January 2019 – 7.30pm Wed, Thurs, Fri, 2pm and 7.30pm Sat –

Duration 75 minutes, with no interval.