Already closed | 2h 15m | East Village

A Peregrine Falls

From 39 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Great staging

About the show

In this world premiere drama, Charlie’s daughter, Kailey, returns home with exciting news of a pregnancy, but joy quickly turns to dread when facts emerge that paint Kailey’s story in a much darker light.  More…

From the show:

In his first world premiere since the critically acclaimed Spaceman, which earned fellow company member Erin Treadway a Drama Desk Nomination For Best Solo performance, Leegrid Stevens continues to break apart themes of belief and delusion with A Peregrine Falls. Charlie’s daughter, Kailey, returns home with exciting news of a pregnancy but joy quickly turns to dread when facts emerge that paint Kailey’s story in a much darker light. The play explores the power of illusion and why sometimes it’s impossible to see what’s right in front of you.

2h 15m | Already closed | The Wild Project (East Village)

Member Reviews (39)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Great staging
78
Avg Score

90
Great acting, Great writing, Edgy, Intense, Quirky

See it if You like shows that aren’t exactly what they appear from the surface but have some twists and turns and a lot more depth than expected.

Don't see it if You want something light and fluffy or a musical.

77
Uneven, Relevant, Disturbing, Clever, Intense

See it if I loved act 1. It was mysterious, disturbing & humorous. The actors excellently portrayed an off-kilter family with secrets.

Don't see it if I didn’t like act 2 as much. It was blatantly dark & anguished, as everything came tumbling out into the open.

94
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Great set and lighting. Powerful story Acting wins. Pleasant staff. Makes one think. Usual new art work .. more

Don't see it if No close public transportation

Also by Wild Project.... Read more Read less

75
Intense, Breaks 4th wall, Unusual plot structure, Slow, Disturbing

See it if you enjoy plots that build in tiny incriments by seemingly stray comments where truth is open to reevaluation.

Don't see it if dysfunctional family life is too close to the bone for entertainment.

84
Intense, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Troubled daughter's announcement forces concern to fam.Inspired use of scene-breaking narrator in and out of character."I threwup happiness"

Don't see it if Religion/Mormonism is hiding in plain sight.Ward.Tithe. "I thought you wanted to get back into the Church/There is no buried treasure in me"

Also "Something about being chosen makes it hard to look away/I forgive eve... Read more Read less

87
Great writing, Must see, Profound, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like good plays about really messed up and dysfunctional people

Don't see it if You are looking for a light piece of theater

Also I don’t consider myself to be a very smart person when it comes to the... Read more Read less

86
Insightful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging and direction, Great acting

See it if you want to the anatomy of pedophilia including ALL the guilty. Merciless, but accurate

Don't see it if Child sexual abuse is a subject you cannot tolerate

Also Incredibly good writing, acting, and staging. ... Read more Read less

79
Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Great writing, directing, acting and staging are things that you like to see in a play. You want to see a play about family drama.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a play about family drama. You don't like small theater performances.

Also I am not going to spoil this play but I will say that I enjoyed the pe... Read more Read less

90
Riveting, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow, Edgy

See it if enjoy mystery drama about family relationships and delusions of self and loved ones with twists

Don't see it if you lack patience to sit through irritatingly narrative/slow first act to reach a powerful and almost shocking/questioning conclusion

Also Very attentive audience members with good memories may guess the villa... Read more Read less

83
Compelling, Good writing, Intense, Intelligent

See it if you like slice of life, intimate family dramas; enjoy seeing new plays.

Don't see it if you dislike plays that break the 4th wall,plays in which an actor plays multiple roles,dramas about dysfunctional families & mental illness

Also I think the play would have been better without the narrator, particul... Read more Read less

86
Intense, Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy very well done productions about family serious family issues

Don't see it if If you want to leave the show with a song in your heart

15
Falls casts a pall

See it if You personally know someone in the company.

Don't see it if Hate out of the way venues. You have anything better to do.

Also This is one of the worst plays that I have ever seen. The great review... Read more Read less

59
Cliched, Intense

See it if You are interested in a new drama with a small ensemble about family secrets being revealed.

Don't see it if You are interested in seeing a comedy or a play isn’t obvious in its twists and turns.

Also It’s pretty obvious where the play is going prior to getting there. Th... Read more Read less

73
Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you like "family explorations" long term effects of trauma. Enjoy solid dialogue and big performances.

Don't see it if Mind some overacting and there not being much of a plot arc. Want characters to have semi happy ending. Are uncomfortable with truama.

Also The play is a mixed bag for me as a lot of moments worked and some did... Read more Read less

79
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if .. you enjoy family dramas in which history is revealed to explain current behaviors

Don't see it if .. you don't like seeing characters with mental issues.

75
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great staging

See it if It is an interesting story performed by great actors in good staging.

Don't see it if You like musicals and comedies

98
Clever, Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if If U want to see a well honed script crafted into a play with substance & great acting. The clever presentation keeps audience captivated.

Don't see it if U want a fluffy mindless show or musical. I highly recommend this play for fans of theatrical drama & to those who appreciate fine acting.

Also This is a well thought out script that cleverly uses a charming funny ... Read more Read less

68
Predictable, Has potential, Entertaining

See it if the well-proven theme about the stories we tell ourselves, "double-think" and self-delusion is enough to make the show for you

Don't see it if you want this theme handled with subtlety/complexity; you want the acting to feel more sincere and less put-on; you want plot surprises

85
Thought-provoking, Intense, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you're interested in a great portrayal of family dynamics as they address a very serious and traumatic situation.

Don't see it if you want something upbeat. This isn't light entertainment.

Also While the play deals with a serious and upsetting topic, it is well wr... Read more Read less

78
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy intense family drama that slowly unfolds w/some predictable twists. Very good acting, Good character development.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with topics involving abuse, mental illness, dysfunctional families. narrator unnecessary & disrupted flow of story.

60
Slow, Indulgent

See it if A drama about a family digging up tragedy from their past. Lots of family fighting with one another.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays about people uncovering skeletons in their closets.

Also This felt like a version of a play or movie we see over and over again... Read more Read less

79
Dark, disturbing, good acting, metaphorical

See it if You want to see a well acted play in a minimalist theater with a very dark climax.

Don't see it if You prefer, lighter, funny shows or intricate scenery.

72
Slow, Great acting, Great staging

See it if If you'd like to see a very well acted play that isn't all there plot and pacing wise, but still brings forth some interesting ideas

Don't see it if You're looking for a play that is tight and tense start to finish, as this one takes awhile to get off the ground.

82
Good acting, Thought-provoking, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in family dynamics in a play with twists

Don't see it if you are bothered by issues involving mental health

Also I was initially put off by a narrator talking directly to the audience... Read more Read less

75
Compelling, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you are intrigued by the subject matter. It handles it well for the most part despite an unnecessary narrator.

Don't see it if you are put off by this subject.

Also A mixed bag but some compelling acting and writing and an honest treat... Read more Read less


February 9th, 2020
"Clocking in at two hours/two acts/four scenes, it moseys between three locales: a Texas hospital, a hospital court, and a car dealership. Along the way, it makes a surprising avian/automotive connection, all while hatching the story of how abuse stuns and wounds a family, collectively and indivi...
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February 11th, 2020
"Leegrid Stevens's 'A Peregrine Falls' tells the story of a Mormon family in Austin, Texas, in 2010 and 2012, as they grapple with the aftermath of horrific family abuse."
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