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Sam Shepard Jubilee: Fool for Love Tribute Show
November 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - November 7, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
Fools for Love Tribute Show
November 5, 6 & 7, 2018
1225 W. Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Doors Open: 7pm
All donations support the Les Turner ALS Foundation
On what would be the late Sam Shepard’s Diamond Jubilee birthday—Mon., Nov. 5, 2018—actors Reilly Downes and Paul McComas kick off the 3-night run of a multi-arts benefit show based around the acclaimed Fort Sheridan–born playwright/actor’s riveting, tragicomic 1983 one-act, Fool for Love.
The 80-minute show starts with the premiere of Just These Dinosaurs, a short film by McComas and Spencer Parks, adapted from Shepard’s 1982 collection Motel Chronicles.
Next, guitarist/vocalist Downes and bassist/vocalist McComas perform a set of original “love-foolish” tunes, plus several haunting Western songs that Shepard’s sister Sandy Rogers wrote for Robert Altman’s 1985 Fool for Love feature film.
Then comes McComas’ propulsive two-person adaptation, co-directed by Downes, of Fool for Love, which garnered Shepard a 1983 Obie Award for Best New American Play.