November 8, 2010

JHUT presents Sam Shepard’s ‘Fool for Love’

The Johns Hopkins University Theatre will present Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love for two weekends beginning on Friday, Nov. 12, in the Merrick Barn on the Homewood campus.

Considered a 20th-century American classic, Fool for Love is set in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, where transient lovers May and Eddie spin around the room in a relentless struggle for power and truth. Through recollections and dreams, multiple versions of their fierce and fatal love story are told.

The cast of undergraduate performers includes Aubrey Pevsner, a sophomore in the Writing Seminars; Mike Alfieri, a senior in the Writing Seminars; Gaurav Dhar, a sophomore majoring in biophysics; and Kelly McNamara, a senior majoring in biology. The cast is directed by James Glossman, who is teaching Directing Seminar this semester in the Program in Theatre Arts and Studies.

The production will run through Sunday, Nov. 21. Curtain times are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $5 for students with ID, $13 for faculty, staff and seniors (65+) and $15 for the general public, cash or check only. For reservations and information, call 410-516-5153 or e-mail The theater’s website is

The Johns Hopkins University Theatre is celebrating its sixth full season in the historic Merrick Barn. The program and the theater company are directed by actor John Astin, a Johns Hopkins alumnus. Astin recently performed in Ken Ludwig’s play Leading Ladies at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.