Word for Word is back!
“a brilliant adaptation of Shepard’s prose for the stage.”—Jason Victor Serinus for SF Examiner
Asked to take part of Magic Theatre’s “Sheparding America” festival, which celebrates the acclaimed author on his 70th shows by ACT, Intersection for the Arts/Campo Santo, and Crowded Fire, charter member Amy Kossow immersed herself in his short stories and poems, eventually emerging with the adapted script, 36 Stories by Sam Shepard. Co-Artistic Director JoAnne Winter says, “It’s got everything: A talking severed head; a man-sized hawk; a dangerous female mercenary. It’s the story of a lone writer on the road in search of inspiration in dingy motels and seedy diners. It’s the story of what happens to you when you’re busy making plans. When you’re doing one thing and life comes crashing in to take you in a completely different direction.”
The show opened on May 24 to rave reviews and runs through June 22. A must for all fans of literature, theatre, and the intersection of where the two meet. If you have yet to see it, be sure to get your tickets now:
Photo: Mark Leialoha