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Fool for Love
The Whitefire Theatre
Sherman Oaks, CA
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Fool for Love
Fool for Love ~The scene is a stark motel room at the edge of the Mojave Desert. May (Caitlin Lowerre), a disheveled young woman, sits dejectedly on a rumpled bed while Eddie (Ryan de Quintal), a rough-spoken rodeo performer, crouches fiddling with his riding gear. When he attempts to console May, who is distressed by Eddie's frequent absences and love affairs, she seems, at first, to soften, but then changes...recriminations pour out...they cannot get along with or without each other. The other characters, a young man Martin (Vincent Ramirez) who is trying to gain her friendship and affection enters the stage as a force. The Old Man (Fred Mancuso) sits in a rocking chair sipping his whiskey while breaking dimensional boundaries. The story is revealed within layers of dialog between what is spoken and not that capture moments of nuance that crescendo...stripping back perception and embracing the raw force in nature that shakes the foundation of life, leading one to a desperate plea to truth and reality itself in revelation and grasping inner reflection. Shakespeare mused in his Sonnet about love 600 years ago "Let me not to the Marriage of true minds admit impediments, Love is not Love which alters when an alteration finds or bends with the remover to remove, oh no it is an ever fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken, it is the star to every wondering bark whose worths unknown although its height be taken, Love is not times fool though rosy lips and cheeks within his bending sickles compass comes, Love alters not within his brief hours and weeks but bears it out even to the edge of doom, If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever Loved." (William Shakespeare); or the single from U2's album, a few years after "Fool for Love" premiered in 1983, Joshua Tree "With or without you" with an ironic setting in a similar part of the same desert. 
Anthony Taliesin


Ryan de Quintal (Eddie)
Ryans past theatre work includes playing Carter in The Dogs Pond, George in Of Mice and Men, and Austin in True West. His recent TV credits include roles on The Good Place, LA to Vegas, and Now Apocalypse. Recent film credits include Cockroaches, which he co-wrote, produced, and starred in, as well as Unwholly Moments, and Idled. He studied the Meisner technique with actors studio member Robert Miano for several years while obtaining a BA in Radio, Television, and Film at California State University Fullerton. Success is an eventuality if you work hard and continue to challenge yourself creatively.

Caitlin Lowerre (MAY) is honored to join Preatorean, Whitefire, and the fantastic cast/crew of Fool for Love. Caitlin is a resident artist with Panndora Productions and has appeared in the world premieres of In Kings And Fools , Medusa Undone , and Fragile Thing Cracks as well as numerous Panndoras Box staged readings. Other stage credits include: A Christmas Carol , Traffic School , Craigslist Farewell , and Fool For Love . You can also catch her in the audience of Chers next farewell tour.

Vincent Ramirez (Martin) is thrilled to make his appearance at the Whitefire Theatre for the production Fool for Love. With sights set on success, faith, and a BFA degree Vincents eager to propel his artistic career. Recent indie projects include The House Invictus and Pulpit Gangster; impactful plays such as Welcome to Fear City, Trip to Bountiful, and Mud, have left Vincent humbled and ready for more. Characteristics ranging from sheltered/shattered son to vengeful enemy with a conscious to confident businessman. More than anything Vincent prides himself on compassion and the belief that one is all it takes to move mountains.

Fred Mancuso (Old Man) Stage - Vinnie in Simpatico, Bergsey in The Dogs Pond, Lennie in Of Mice and Men, Lee in True West, Antony in Antony and Cleopatra, and Richard in The Lion in Winter. Film - Finbar in Cockroaches (2019), Pratt in Sudden Death (95), Bruce in Made in America (93). TV - Scotty on No Good Nick, Tony on LETHAL WEAPON, Bounty on LUCIFER, The Angriest Man on Grace and Frankie, Vincent on SWAT, and roles on Colony, and Escape the Night. He was Randy on DANGEROUS WOMEN (92). Mentored by Morgan Sheppard and Patrick Gorman. (


Dana Burk (Producer / Costume Designer) has developed her talents in costume design while overseeing the costume departments of many pre-professional ballet shows. Her intricate ballet tutu and tiara designs have been featured in several ballets including The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty, performed at various venues around Orange County.  She was the producer and costumer for Of Mice and Men at the Whitefire Theatre last year. Dana is very pleased to be involved again, producing this latest play with Preatorean Productions.  She sincerely appreciates this opportunity to continue working with Fred Mancuso and the cast of FOOL for LOVE.

Ryan de Quintal (Producer, Assistant Director, Graphic Design)

Derek Long (Producer)

Fred Mancuso (Director - Producer)


The Whitefire Theatre (View)
13500 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Social > Adult
Social > Dating

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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