Shepard’s delight

The Quare Fellow has opened and is in the middle of its run. It’s got positive reviews in the FTThe Guardian and The Stage. Meanwhile, Kathy’s next play has been announced. She’ll be directing the European premiere of Sam Shepard’s The God Of Hell at the Donmar Warehouse, Covent Garden, between 20 October and 3 December.

The black comedy, described by Shepard as “a take-off on Republican fascism”, follows dairy farmers Frank and Emma, who led an uneventful life until a mysterious man starts hiding in their basement and a government official knocks at their door.

Sam Shepard has written 45 plays (11 of which have won Obie Awards) including True WestFool for Love and A Lie of the Mind (Donmar) and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child, recently at the NT. He also wrote the screenplay for Wim Wender’s Paris, Texas for which he received a BAFTA nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.