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Fool For Love

SUNDAY, March 4th at 2:00 PM

By Sam Shepard
Directed by Mary A. Bird Matern and Auriel Lark Felsecker

 MAY 25 - JUNE 9, 2018 | Tickets & Performance Calendar

GRITTY COMEDY/DRAMA: Sam Shepard has always been a CST favorite and Fool for Love gives audiences a look at an earlier work that led to him becoming one of America’s greatest living playwrights. In a seedy motel room on the edge of the Mojave Desert, the story is set for May and Eddie, two lovers who can’t live with or without each other. Surrounded by ghosts of their pasts and a mysterious old man who sits in a corner of the stage, they must survive the passions and volatility that keep drawing them together.

 

Cast Breakdown

Eddie - Male - 20's - Late 30's - From head to toe, Eddie is a larger than life, multi-dimensional character. Some of his traits are not larger than life but ordinary weaknesses. Eddie is emblematic of the symbol he believes in. He believes in the myths of the idyllic American West, the cowboy as a hero who saves the day, and the American Dream of country living. Eddie habitually entangles himself in volatile romances. He has trouble distinguishing between reality and fiction, lies and truth though he would not admit this.


May -  Female – 20’s – late 30’s - Eddie's lover. Simultaneously strong-willed and vulnerable, May lives alone in a seedy motel room on the outskirts of the Mojave Desert. May is a good match for Eddie in that she can keep up with his verbal gymnastics and power plays. She can make Eddie as jealous as he makes her and she can reject Eddie just as powerfully as he does her. On the flipside, May longs for Eddie and the largeness of their desire just as much as Eddie longs for May. 

 

Old Man – Male – Late 50’s – 70’s -  The Old Man appears only in the minds of May and Eddie. Martin does not hear or see him, adding to the dream-like qualities of the play. His surreal contributions to the play add an outsider's commentary with the perspective of an insider. The Old Man's presence in the play highlights the recurring themes of dual relationships, reality vs. illusion, lies vs. truth and the way stories and memories mutate and change as different people remember the same event. Through Shepard's inclusion of the Old Man, we see the extent one person's selfish decisions can affect other people's lives for years to come and the way history may repeat itself.

 

Martin -  Male – 20’s – 30’s - A simple, innocent, and kind man who lives in a town near May's hotel. Martin is a large man who works maintenance for places around town like the high school stadium. Martin's innocence to sexual affairs and the kind of volatile passion that May and Eddie exhibit before his entrance creates a dream-like quality to his appearance. By nature Martin is uncompetitive. He seems like a lost traveler swept up briefly in the storm of Eddie and May's life.

 

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Audition Sides

Eddie and Martin

Eddie and May #1

Eddie and May #2

Eddie Monologue

May Monologue

Old Man and Eddie

Old Man Monologue #1

Old Man Monologue #2

 


Moonlight and Magnolias  

By Ron Hutchinson
Directed by LuAnne Pezel and Caroline Rau

APRIL 13 - 28, 2018 | Tickets & Performance Calendar

HILARIOUS COMEDY: It’s 1939 and Hollywood is all abuzz! Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay just isn’t working so the Hollywood mogul who is being hounded by the film’s stars and gossip reporters, enlists the help of famed screenwriter, Ben Hecht and pulls the formidable director, Victor Fleming off the set of The Wizard of Oz to fix it. For the next five days, locked in a room on a diet of bananas and peanuts, it will be up to these three men to fashion the screenplay for one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. Based on actual events, this tale of  desperation and genius makes for an engaging and hysterical night of entertainment.

 

A big thank you to all how auditioned for our production of Moonlight and Magnolias. There were many talented people to choose from and this was not an easy decision. Thank you all for your time and talent!


Cast:

 

Valerie Balogh - Miss Poppenguhl

Dean Johanson - Victor Fleming

Dexter Pritchard - Ben Hecht

Martin Weisenbacher - David O. Selznick