Fool for Love
FOOL FOR LOVE
Runtime: approx 60 minutes with no intermission
Directed by Bain Boehlke
Starring Terry Hempleman
with Jennifer Blagen, Allen Hamilton & Jason Peterson as Martin
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 Loveis the not-to-be-missed event of the 2013 Twin Cities Theater Season!
"a true Shepard masterpiece"
"stellar design and casting" "riveting production"
"You must see this show!"
CAST AND CREW
Terry Hempleman (Eddie)
Terry has performed at The Jungle Theater for over two decades, going back to his appearance as Max in the 1992 production of Dial ‘M’ for Murder,a role he revisited here in 2012. He also appeared in Fool For Love, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Torch Song Trilogy, Tamarack, Recent Tragic Eventsand Orange Flower Water. Other local credits include Amber Wavesand Huck Finnat the Children’s Theatre; The Master Butchers Singing Club, Arsenic and Old Lace, His Girl Fridayand Lake Hollywoodat the Guthrie; Miss Julie, The Most Happy Fella,and The Ballad of the Sad Cafewith 10,000 Things Theater Company; Bill W. and Dr. Bobat Illusion Theater; August: Osage County, Midsummer Night’s Dreamand Of Mice and Menat Park Square Theatre; Side Manand Doll’s Houseat the Madison Repertory Theatre; and American Sublimeat the Gallery Atitlan, which he also designed and produced. Film credits include Drop Dead Gorgeous, Mall Rats,and Factotum.
Jennifer Blagen (May)
Jennifer is very happy to be returning to the Jungle stage. Seen previously here in The Swan, How the Other Half Loves, Orange Flower Waterand The Fourposter,she has also been seen in the Twin Cities with the Guthrie, Eye of the Storm, Pillsbury House Theatre, Stagewright Theatre Co., The Children’s Theater, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Old Log, and many other theatres over the past 30 years. Out of town, she’s toured to the Soviet Union with CTC, and performed with the Denver Center Theater Co. and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Her favorite productions, however, are her four children Lucy, Ellery, Josie, and Mathilda.
Allen Hamilton (The Old Man)
Allen has appeared in most of the major playhouses in the Twin Cities, as well as in theatres in Chicago, Washington, Boston, Memphis, Duluth, St. Louis, Tucson, Los Angeles and New York. He has acted on Broadway in Arturo Ui and The House of Atreus and the Tony Award winning revival of Death of a Salesmanwith Brian Dennehy. Last year, Death of a Salesmancompleted a seven-month engagement at the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End, where Hamilton reprised his role of Uncle Ben. He has been seen in numerous television movies and feature films, including The Fugitivewith Harrison Ford and Only the Lonelywith Maureen O’Hara and John Candy.
Jason Peterson (Martin)
Jason has worked as an actor in New York and Minneapolis over the past nine years. Television credits include: Six degrees, Guiding Light, and As the World Turns. Recent acting credits include: Rabbit Hole(The Jungle); String, Miracle on Christmas Lake, Our Town,and The Glass Menagerie(Yellow Tree Theatre). Jason holds a BFA in Acting from the University of MN Duluth and is the founder and artistic director of Yellow Tree Theatre in Osseo, MN.