(Ben Brantley’s article appeared in The New York Times, 10/8; via Pam Green.)

They never stop moving in the same circle, as one of them observes, sounding angry and doomed. Their end is evident in their beginnings, and vice versa. You know where they’re headed as well as they do. 

Yet as May and Eddie perform the savage, cyclical dance that is Sam Shepard’s “Fool for Love,” which opened in a breathtaking production on Thursday night at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater, you feel the gut-clutching suspense generated by a full-throttle cliffhanger. After all, odds are you’ve been on the edge of this particular cliff yourself, terrified and elated and wondering if you’re really going to jump.


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