Fool for love


At 9:35 pm

Running time: 1h20
at 9:35 pm: from July 5 to 28 - No performance: July 11, 18, 25


+33 (0)7 82 04 88 01


From 10 years old

English language surtitled in French language
  • Cardholder10 €
  • Full price17 €
  • Child (under 13s)10 €
  • Reduced (offre du 22 au 28/07) 12 €

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18, rue Guillaume Puy
84000 - Avignon - Venue map

Hall name: Pixel Avignon
Seating Capacity: 49

  • Access to disabled
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bleachers
  • Armchairs


Sam Shepard

Premiere in Avignon

Show resume

Show eligible for the "P'tits Molières" Avignon 2019

"I get sick every time you come around. Then I get sick when you leave"

"Fool for love" is an emotional love story, set in a cheap motel on the edge of the Mojave desert, a modern American "Wild West", where strangers are always passing through.
May and Eddie, two frantic, amazed but passionate lovers attempt to resolve an ancient toxic love. But emotional scars from a disturbed family history, fueled by booze and addiction keep them trapped in a vicious circle that's eating them alive.
All of this takes place under the watchful eye of an old ghost, a mysterious but ever-present stranger.

"Fool for Love" is one of Shepard's greatest plays : an emotional ride through a poisonous love story, set in a dying American West.

Artists / Staff

  • Metteuse en scène : Dannie-Lu Carr
  • Interprète(s) : Olivier RAYNAL, Julie ZENO, Lee MICHELSEN, Dimitri MICHELSEN
  • Régisseur : Anthony DIGNE
  • Assistant metteur en scène : Darcy RUSCIO, Jeremy COFFMAN

Compagnie du Vingt-Trois
Coproduction: La technique

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Created in 2018, the Compagnie du Vingt-Trois was born in Paris from the encounter between Dannie-Lu Carr, a British stage director, and Julie Zeno, a French actress, and their desire to work together on a production that would allow them to combine their artistic sensitivities.

The choice of "Fool for Love" (1983) by Sam Shepard, a major figure of the modern American theater, was an obvious and genuine one. The play raises the questions of addiction, dysfunctional relationships and the slow disappearance of the Old West, a certain vision of America and of its wild dreams.

By its very foundation and composition, the Compagnie du Vingt-Trois embeds itself naturally in today's modern and international theater. Aside from the decision of performing the play in its original language, France, Switzerland, Great-Britain and the United States shape the diverse cultural background of the artistic crew.

The Compagnie du Vingt-Trois is in co-production with La Technique productions.

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