Kickstarter Success!!

We’ve been fully funded by 64 wonderful backers over at our kickstarter page!
We are busy rehearsing an fulfilling orders for our backers, but that doesn’t mean the updates have stopped. We’ll be posting as we get close

We’ll also have posters and t-shirts available for purchase at our box office during the run!

Fool for Love tickets are on sale now, be sure to get yours before they’re gone!

 

FOOL FOR LOVE KICKSTARTER STARTS

The kickstarter to fund Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love had started!
Please go here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/dianamcqueen/fool-for-love-by-sam-shepard
And donate what you can so we can bring this amazing show to life.

Not in the Triangle, NC area? Not to worry. June 17th we’re doing a livestream of the performance, including an introduction from the director. Be sure to donate with that option to get the link to the event that night!

Want a piece of the show? Eddie’s Lasso is up for grabs, along with a pair of tickets to the show!

Check out the full press release for more info:
Fool for Love – Opening June 8th!

Fool for Love – Dates Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

McQueen & Company, founded by Diana Cameron McQueen, is producing the fan-favorite Sam Shepard play, Fool for Love, June 8th-25th.

Directed by the local favorite director, Andy Hayworth (South Stream Productions’ Time Stands Still and Copenhagen), and boasting an excellent cast including Ryan Ladue (Glass Menagerie & Whipping Man, RLT), Diana Cameron McQueen (Venus in Fur, RLT; Queen Elizabeth I, The Lost Colony), J. Mardrice Henderson (Wait Until Dark, NCSU Theatrefest; Cloud 9, Tiny Engine) and Joe Christian (Weekend at Bernie’s) Fool for Love promises to be the big hit of the Summer.

Playing at the Research Triangle High School Theatre in RTP for three weekends, the production will have an opening weekend reception (June 10th), a pay what you can matinee (June 11th), and Audio Description for the visually impaired June 10th and 24th.

This production is not only a rarely seen treat from one of our eras most prolific and popular playwrights, but also a learning opportunity for theatre students at RTHS. In partnership with the school, the run crew will be made up of students who are already learning stagecraft, and will shadow some fine local professionals in theatre disciplines from sound and lighting to set design and direction.

McQueen & Company is thrilled to bring this thrilling, darkly funny, and shocking play to local audiences. Fool for Love is about an impossible relationship, about two people who, for all their trying, can’t seem to get love right, and all the skeletons in their closet come tumbling out in the 90min duration. Sam Shepard’s words are a delight for performers and audience members alike. Hang on to your seats, this is a wild ride!

Tickets are available through ticketleap.com

More information:

Fool for Love by Sam Shepard
June 8th-25th: Thursdays-Saturdays at 8p, Sundays at 3pm.
Research Triangle High School
3106 NC-54, Durham, North Carolina 27709

Directed by Andy Hayworth

Starring:
Ryan Ladue as Eddie
Diana Cameron McQueen as May
Joe Christian as The Old Man
Joshua Mardrice Henderson as Martin

The scene is a stark motel room at the edge of the Mojave Desert. May, a disheveled young woman, sits dejectedly on a rumpled bed while Eddie, a rough-spoken rodeo performer, crouches in a corner fiddling with his riding gear. When he attempts to console May, who is distressed by Eddie’s frequent absences and love affairs, she seems, at first, to soften—but then she suddenly attacks him. As the recriminations pour out, and the action becomes at times physically violent, the desperate nature of their relationship becomes apparent—they cannot get along with, or without, one another, yet neither can subdue their burning passion.

Winner of the Obie Award, A critical and popular success, this masterfully constructed work brings searing intensity and rare theatrical excitement to its probing, yet sharply humorous study of love, hate and the dying myths of the Old West. “…Sam Shepard’s purest and most beautiful play.” —NY Daily News. “It is as mysterious and unsettling—now you see it, now you don’t—as spare and, incidentally, as funny as anything he has ever done.” —The New Yorker. “FOOL FOR LOVE is certainly one of the best plays of our time. FOOL FOR LOVE may very well be one of the great plays of the late twentieth century.” —BackStage. “…a powerful addition to Shepard’s impressive output.” —Variety.