Fool for Love
Fool for Love
by Sam Shepherd
directed by Bain Boehlke
September 6 - October 20
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"The best play of the year"
-Graydon Royce, Pioneer Press
-Rohan Preston, Star Tribune
"The best 4 actors in the metro on one stage"
- Sophie Kerman, Aisle Say Twin Cities
Sam Shepard's Fool for Love, an explosive tale of doomed love and loss, is set in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave desert where transient lovers May and Eddie engage in a ruthless struggle for power and truth. Bain Boehlke directs this story of ill-fated love, which stars Terry Hempleman as Eddie, a reprise of one of his most memorable Jungle performances. Fool for Love is the not-to-be-missed event of the 2013 Twin Cities Theater Season!
Bain Boehlke (Scenic Designer and Director) the founding Artistic Director of the Jungle Theater. He has worked in theaters around the country including Arizona Theatre Company, Louisville Children’s Theatre and Honolulu Theatre for Youth. Mr. Boehlke was Associate Artistic Director and a leading actor at the Children’s Theatre Company for 13 years. In 1978, Mr. Boehlke founded Trinity Films and produced the documentary Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Memories and Perspectives. He appeared as Mr. Mohra in the Coen brothers’ film Fargo. He was the recipient of the 2001 McKnight Fellowship for Theater Arts, and was recently honored as the 2009 Distinguished Artist of the Year by the McKnight Foundation. Since the Jungle’s inception over 20 years ago, Mr. Boehlke has directed, designed and/or appeared in most of the theater’s productions including Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Bus Stop, Fool for Love, House of Blue Leaves, Journey’s End, Seascape, A Life in the Theater, Picnic, Lobster Alice, Under Milk Wood, The Pavilion, Gertrude and Alice, Sylvia, Torch Song Trilogy, Tamarack, The Blue Room, Hapgood, Orson Welles Rehearses Moby Dick, A Delicate Balance, Tossin’ Junk, Orange Flower Water, The Drawer Boy, The Dazzle, Recent Tragic Events, Honour, How the Other Half Loves, Bone Dry, Same Time, Next Year, Betrayal, Last of the Boys, The Swan, K2, Two for the Seasaw, Speed-the-Plow, Rabbit Hole, The Gin Game, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Glass Menagerie, Shirley Valentine, Hamlet, Dial ‘M’ for Murder and Waiting for Godot.
Amelia Cheever (Costume Designer) Amelica has been designing costumes at the Jungle since 1993 including Venus in Fur, Bus Stop, Journey’s End, Waiting for Godot, The Lower Depths, Lobster Alice, Macbeth, The Diary of Anne Frank, Picnic, The Pavilion, Sylvia (2001), Torch Song Trilogy, Tamarack, Molly’s Delicious, The Fourposter, Orange Flower Water, Hapgood, Fully Committed, Lobby Hero, Perfect Crime, A Delicate Balance, MIKEANDNEALSHOW, The Drawer Boy, Silvia (2004), The Dazzle, Recent Tragic Events, Under Milk Wood, Honour, How the Other Half Loves, I Am My Own Wife, Last of the Boys, The Swan, K2, Two for the Seesaw, Speed-the-Plow, Shining City, The Seafarer, Next Fall and Noises Off. She has also worked with Red Eye Collaboration, Park Square Theatre, Mary Worth Theatre Company, New Music Theater Ensemble, and the Ordway (Ruthless and Always...Patsy Cline). At the Guthrie, she has designed Sideman, In The Blood, Pericles, 9 Parts of Desire and The 39 Steps, as well as Hiding in the Open at the History Theatre and Black Nativity at Penumbra Theatre.
Barry Browning (Lighting Designer) Barry is the Jungle Theater’s production manager and resident lighting designer. He has designed lights for Danny Buraczeski’s Jazz Dance, Children’s Theatre Company, Zenon Dance Company, Mixed Blood Theatre, Eye of the Storm, and the Ordway. He has also worked with the Joyce Theater, Switzerland’s STEP Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Aruba International Festival and Central Children’s Theater in Moscow. He shares his life with his wife Sharon and children Andy and Josie. Barry was recently honored with an Ivey Award for Best Lighting in the Jungle’s production of Dial ‘M’ for Murder.
Sean Healey (Sound Designer) Sean has designed the sound for numerous Jungle productions. He also designed Disney’s High School Musical, Fashion 47, A Christmas Story, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, Tommy, and Cinderella at Children’s Theatre Company. Other theaters include Open Eye Figure Theatre, The Mark Taper Forum, and Cornerstone Theater Company. Sean won a 2009 Ivey Award for Sound Design for his work on the Jungle’s production of Shipwrecked!.
Peter Moore (Fight Choreographer) Peter did the fights for the Jungle’s recent productions of Dial ‘M’ for Murder, Hamlet and Waiting For Godot. He has worked on Broadway (The Lion King, Marlowe), Off-Broadway (Theater Off-Park, New York Theatre Ensemble and Trinity Theatre) and regionally with the La Jolla Playhouse, The Acting Company, Dallas Theatre Center, Opera Omaha and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. He has staged fights for more than a dozen productions at the Guthrie including Othello, As You Like It, Private Lives, Twelfth Night, Thief River and His Girl Friday; other local credits include 10,000 Things and History Theatre. He was the stunt coordinator for the films Thin Ice with Greg Kinnear and Alan Arkin, Factotum with Matt Dillon, Embrace of the Vampire with Alyssa Milano and Old Explorers with James Whitmore and Jose Ferrer. He was a collegiate champion saber fencer at Penn State and currently teaches stage combat at the Guthrie and the University of Minnesota.
John Novak (Properties/Season Stage Manager) John has worked at the Jungle since 1997. He enjoys the roles of Season Stage Manager, Prop Manager, and Sound and Lighting Operator for four shows every season. Prior to working at the Jungle, he was a stage manager and assistant director for regional opera companies in Minneapolis, St. Louis, Dallas, Boston, Tulsa, and Pittsburgh. He has also worked as a designer and technician at many Twin Cities venues.
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