Ten years after 9/11 and life without Dad hasn't gotten any easier. Nasrin (Nikita Tewani) bitterly recalls the surge of Islamophobia after the attacks. Francesca (Dani Pedraza) struggles with feelings of both love and resentment toward her father, who was occasionally abusive. Amelia (Nicole Chaffin), the youngest, clings to the few remaining memories she has of her father, a firefighter who was killed in his rescue efforts. Lauren (Katie Kleiger) faces the prospect of getting married without her father, a passenger on United Airlines Flight 175. Nina (Miriam Canfield) pursues a singing career to honor her blues-loving father. Roxanne (Amelia Dudley) grapples with a fear of abandonment triggered by the loss of her adoring father, who leapt to his death from one of the burning towers on 9/11. Through music, movement, and dialogue, 'The Fall' uncovers the troubles and triumphs faced by these women in their unique journeys toward love, strength, communion, and hope against all odds.
for a previous production “Lilia Ruben, the playwright, has crafted a strong text that has obviously been intensively researched and cleverly structured...She has a great ability to shape characters that are recognizable and believable...Director Jane Arnfield has injected this performance with inspired blocking, moments of heartbreaking beauty, and gentle humanity, which makes it a delicate orchid that blooms powerfully in your imagination.” Full Review
for a previous production "The reason to see 'The Fall' is for the performances. And let me offer that it isn’t just the lead actors who are standouts...There’s some really honest listening happening up there, and some remarkably truthful and powerful actors handling these monologues...That said, Lilia Rubin’s play feels dated...We aren’t allowed a gripping story to hang our hats on, but rather a patchwork of intimately related episodes." Full Review
See it if You want to hear young ladies talk about the loss of their dad on 9/11 and how it has affected their lives. You like simple staging.
Don't see it if You are not okay with revisiting 9/11. Don't like simple staging. You do not want to feel and reflect.
See it if You were affected by 9/11 (everyone). It's a new perspective that not everyone hears.
Don't see it if You're not ready to handle a lot of emotions and relive some of the damage that came from 9/11
See it if The subject interests u-daughters of Fathers killed on 9/11-or if, 2 c a sample, ur interested in developing ur own script using monologues~
Don't see it if U can't forgive no adults being cast-all are the same age-& some v uneven performances. U just don't care about almost all the characters~
See it if delving into how the similar traumatic loss affected various young women, now in their 20's- 10 years post. Singing adds and more needed!
Don't see it if You desire staging and props. The show is linear and could bring more depth with additional perspectives of loss from 9-11 besides father.
See it if You enjoy character-driven stories that grapple with themes of tragedy and family. You are interested in exploring the human side of 9/11.
Don't see it if You are triggered by 9/11 and/or family death. TW: Production starts with a few minutes of sounds of phone calls from 9/11.
See it if You enjoy small, personal productions, if stories of 9/11 mean a great deal to you, or if you enjoy dramatic plays.
Don't see it if You want to see a unique representation of a support group or you are expecting a deep emotional connection to the characters.
See it if You accept surface storytelling that comments on the worlds of these characters and their emotions rather than allow us to invest in them
Don't see it if You expect to be emotionally charged and immersed into specific themes of loss, grief and rejection
See it if you support the off off Broadway theater community of New York.
Don't see it if you really want to feel for these September girls. It was a youthful study of grief lacking in depth and understanding.
See it if You want to see a powerful, beautifully directed and staged piece of theater with a wonderful talented young cast. You will be moved !
Don't see it if You can't take a powerful, heart-rending look at the aftermath of 9-11 as seen through the eyes of a several girls who lost dads that day.
See it if Authentic writing, superb acting and hauntingly beautiful ensemble singing that convey personal stories of 9/11 loss with wit/grace/love.
Don't see it if You are seeking light entertainment rather than an engrossing and moving theatrical experience.
See it if You would like to see a moving drama about a group of strong young women who are coping with loss.
Don't see it if You would like to see a light hearted comedy. Although it does have a few delightfully comic moments!
See it if you want to support works by women, ensemble-based or documentary theatre, or just work that showcases great acting and great writing!
Don't see it if you're more in the mood for lighthearted fluff--and face it, we all are sometimes!
See it if You enjoy a unique perspective on something extremely well known. You enjoy personal flashbacks and a unique plot.
Don't see it if You were personally very affected by 9/11. It could be too upsetting.
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