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Sam Shepard, RIP

When I first moved to San Francisco, Sam Shepard was the playwright-in-residence at a 99-seat house, neighborhood theater. It was there that he wrote some of his most notable works, including Fool for Love, True West and Buried Child, which won the Pulitzer Prize. I would see all of his plays, and knew I was in the presence of greatness. When someone this monumental passes, I feel grateful that he was around during my lifetime.


6 comments for “Sam Shepard, RIP”

  1. karen says:

    Wow, Wendy!! What a marvelous experience to behold firsthand.

    He really was stardust.

    “no regrets, coyote.”

    • wendy says:

      I saw “Fool For Love” starring a very young Ed Harris and Kathy Baker, directed by Sam Shepard. 30 years later, I still remember what it felt like to sit in that theater.

  2. Petra says:

    A true loss for the arts. How wonderful to have been able to see those plays, Wendy.

  3. Camla says:

    I had the biggest crush on him for years. The Right Stuff, you bet!

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