MTC's Fool For Love begins performances tonight

The Manhattan Theatre Club's first Broadway production of the 2015-2016 season - The Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Sam Shepard's Fool For Love, begins previews at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre tonight.

Fool For Love officially opens on 8 October 2015 and plays a limited engagement through to 6 December 2015.

Directed by Daniel Aukin, this production will mark the Broadway debut of Mr. Shepard's 1982 play.

Synopsis: "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?"

The cast of Fool For Love includes Tony Award winner Nina Arianda (May), Sam Rockwell (Eddie), Emmy Award winner Tom Pelphrey (Martin) and Tony Award nominee Gordon Joseph Weiss (The Old Man).

The creative team behind Fool For Love has also been announced and features scenic design by Dane Laffrey, costime design by Anita Yavich, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Ryan Rumery, and movement and fight direction by David S. Leong.

- by Tom Millward