Written by Gary Kirkham
Directed by Dani Rosenbaum
Falling: A Wake is the story of Harold and Elsie, a couple in their 50s living on a farm in a small, isolated town. One autumn night, a plane explodes in the sky above their home and litters their field with debris, including the body of a young man, still strapped in his airplane seat. Elsie insists on keeping vigil at the boy’s side, while Harold focuses on keeping Elsie comfortable through the cold night. Harold and Elsie are profoundly affected by the presence of the boy, and as the story unfolds, they each explore their own feelings of loss and love, and contemplate the nature of the soul. The play grapples with themes of grief, loss, and acceptance, while also providing moments of humour and lightness.
Performances are on June 9-11, 16-18, and 23-25. Seating is first-come, first serve. Doors open at 7:30PM, show starts at 8:00PM each evening. The show is presented with no intermission, with an expected run time of about 90 minutes.
Masking will be required for all performances.
For the June 10th, 18th and 23rd performances in additional to masking being required, audiences will be limited to 50% capacity, no eating or drinking in the auditorium, and patrons will be required to show proof of vaccination (QR code).
Following the June 24th performance we’ll have a talkback session featuring the author.
9 Princess Street East