Fallen Skies (FringeNYC)
Closed 1h 0m
Fallen Skies (FringeNYC)
77

Fallen Skies (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(14 Reviews)
Positive
79%
Mixed
14%
Negative
7%
Members say
Great singing, Intelligent, Original, Clever, Absorbing

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: Art reflects life and life reflects art. Radical English author D.H. Lawrence struggles with tumultuous relationships and his obstacle-ridden career. Entirely adapted from his actual text, the line is blurred between fiction and reality.

Read more Show less

Member Reviews (14)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
331 Reviews | 70 Followers
66
Disappointing, Intelligent, Slow, Intense, Original

See it if You care, deeply, for DH Lawrence. I thought Himself & Nora was much better at this kind of show.

Don't see it if You want melodic music.

94 Reviews | 44 Followers
75
Ambitious, Confusing, Great writing, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if You love beautiful music. You are a fan of DH Lawrence.

Don't see it if You want memorable music you can sing as you exit the theatre. You want something light. You want fancy sets and dancing.

51 Reviews | 32 Followers
50
Ambitious, Intelligent, Slow

See it if You want to see a young composer's work--the score is atonal and rather repetitive. Female lead a good singer!

Don't see it if You want a good fringe show.Better for friends of creator. Disappointed I didn't know it was composer's senior thesis--felt like bait+switch

27 Reviews | 22 Followers
100
Clever, Great writing, Quirky, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if you want to see a new show with gorgeous Sondheim like melodies with DH Lawrence's beautiful text used to compose the lyrics and the book.

Don't see it if nah, see it if you're in town. Well worth the $18.

18 Reviews | 3 Followers
100
Absorbing, Great writing, Original, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if You love beautiful music and show that is smart, with great voices and clear direction. Something new from something old

Don't see it if You want a typical song and dance kind of show but even if that's your thing, this is a really lovely alternative.

14 Reviews | 15 Followers
95
Entertaining, Original, Romantic, Great singing

See it if something like the first act of an original opera with fine music and singing in a small venue s why you go to the Fringe

Don't see it if you cannot stand serious opera.

12 Reviews | 7 Followers
26
Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid, Slow, Great singing

See it if You want to see a thesis project from a wonderful composer with brilliant orchestrations. Or if youre a DH Lawrence fan.

Don't see it if You want a good story. Its trite storytelling and the performances don't carry the material. Its slow and bland.

9 Reviews | 3 Followers
86
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if you're looking for an intimate experience that'll leave you thinking.

Don't see it if you're looking for flashy - over the top theatre.

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
August 15th, 2016

“Music is rich and opulent...Unfortunately, the piece suffers from a lack of cohesion; at times it feels like a set of loosely connected songs instead of a full story. While the songs themselves are beautiful, the plot is not entirely made clear, and often the supporting characters are not identified. Julia Gannon does a good job directing her actors, but the piece itself feels bare and unfinished, as if another act is missing.”
Read more

Stage Buddy
August 25th, 2016

"Despite the show’s one-act structure, its aimlessness made it feel interminable... Lowy’s compositions were much more admirable on an intellectual level, and failed to connect in any emotional sense, the whole show felt like a dissertation in which he was trying to prove he knew how to achieve dissonance. In fact he does, not only on a composition scale, but also by neglecting the humanism that made Lawrence’s work so compelling, and choosing to concentrate only on its sensationalism."
Read more

Trailer

Creative team

Watch This Next (3)

93
Must See!
199 Reviews
Ends Oct 2022
NYC: Midtown W

Stephen Sondheim's classic musical that intertwines the plots of classic fairy tales.

88
Excellent
95 Reviews
Ends Aug 13
NYC: Upper E Side

Robert Icke condensed and modernized the Greek trilogy into a single performance.

87
Excellent
306 Reviews
Ends Oct 02
NYC: Midtown W

A new musical based on the young adult novel by bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her daughter.