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2015-16 Season

Fool for Love


Fool for Love

Broadway Premiere of Sam Shepard’s Acclaimed Play
Directed by Daniel Aukin
Starring Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell
Presented in Association with Williamstown Theatre Festival

Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Beaten down by ill-fated love and a ruthless struggle for identity, can they ultimately live with, or without, each other? Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony Award winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.

FOOL FOR LOVE is presented in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director).

Additional casting and creative team for FOOL FOR LOVE will be announced in the coming weeks.


World Premiere Comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by David Hyde Pierce
Starring Marylouise Burke and Mary Louise Wilson

David Lindsay-Abaire, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Rabbit Hole, Fuddy Meers, and Good People, returns to MTC with RIPCORD, a high-stakes comedy about two women of a certain age locked in a no-holds-barred battle to the death directed by Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce.

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby (Tony Award winner Mary Louise Wilson) is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn (frequent Lindsay-Abaire collaborator and Drama Desk Award winner Marylouise Burke), she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden. As heartfelt as it is deliciously inappropriate, this hilarious world premiere marks the author’s sixth collaboration with MTC.

RIPCORD was commissioned by MTC through the Bank of America New American Play Program.

Additional casting and creative team for RIPCORD will be announced in the coming weeks.