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06.07.2011 | | Posted at 01:50 PM

Alchemist Theatre's FOOL FOR LOVE

By Russ Bickerstaff
Somewhere in the middle of the hottest days of the year, the Alchemist Theatre stages a drama set in a run-down little motel on the edge of the great American desert. Fool For Love is an interesting study in artifice. One of playwright Sam Shepard'™s least accomplished dramas, Fool For Love registers a particularly weak note for the acclaimed playwright who seemed to be desperately reaching fo...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Pink Banana’s Visceral Staging of Sam Shepard’s Classic

By Russ Bickerstaff
The space feels something like a corner bar that had been converted into an apartment and then into a theatre space. It ends up feeling a bit like all three. Walk through the front door and there’s a place to sign-in for advance tickets at the front. There’s coffee for sale. Evidently Anodyne Coffee Roasters has made a special blend of coffee specifically fro the production. One might think...
01.04.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
In the early morning hour of January 3rd . . . (a Saturday) actor/playwright Sam Shepard was pulled over by police officers in Normal, Illinois. The author of True West and A Lie of the Mind was going 46 miles per hour at the time—roughly 10 miles per hour over the speed limit. This in and of itself was no big deal. The fact that his blood alcohol content was rumored to be something like 0...