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The Fall (FringeNYC)

Members say: Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing
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Critics
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Members
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27 reviews
 

A FringeNYC Encore: In this memory play-meets-docudrama, six young women search for identity, understanding, and redemption in the wake of a national tragedy.

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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.

 

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Reviews (29)

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84
Avg Score

75
Theatre is Easy

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

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NY Theatre Guide

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

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81
Avg Score

70
Clever, Intense, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great singing

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.

Also Beautifully performed by the cast - thank you for your moving portraya... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing

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.

Also I truly went back in my mind about the day it happened and even though... Read more Read less

84
Powerful, Moving

See it if you are interested in a show about 9/11 survivors whose stories are not often heard.

Don't see it if Don't see if you are not comfortable with stories centered around 9/11.

77
Relevant, Indulgent, Disappointing, Overrated, Great singing

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~

80
Absorbing

See it if deeply moving play about lives shattered by tragedy and the search for healing. Great cast, there was authenticity in their performance. .

Don't see it if intense, emotional and sensitive subject.

55
Ambitious, Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched, Great singing

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.

87
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you want a smart, honest play about the more personal effects of 9/11

Don't see it if it's a sensitive subject.

80
Absorbing, Intense, Resonant

See it if Emotional and well acted, but a bit uneven. Will resonate with girls close to their dads.

Don't see it if You can't handle a work about 9-11

63
Great acting, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You want to support talented young actors.

Don't see it if You're expecting an honest exploration of grief and tragedy.

80
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if you want to watch a show that explores 9/11 through a family.

Don't see it if you are sensitive or triggered by the tragedies of 9/11 and it's aftermath.

80
Intelligent, Profound, Resonant

See it if A clever show, pure , intelligent, and If you want to discover wonderful actresses .

Don't see it if If you have enough talking about the 9/11

100
Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful, Profound, Great writing

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

91
Absorbing, Exquisite, Intelligent, Must see, Riveting

See it if Want to see best show in the fringe still running, unique take on 9/11, get emotional, clever staging

Don't see it if Want to see too young actors playing some roles

75
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Slow, Great idea, great start, needs more depth

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.

Also Play is good, yet a bit too linear - could use additional perspective,... Read more Read less

82
Sad, Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great writing

See it if you were connected to the events of 9/11 in some way - this is a really touching play

Don't see it if 9/11 is still too raw for you -

57
Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Great singing, Great staging

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

65
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Cliched, Great staging

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.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Resonant, Great writing

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.

96
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love beautiful music, great performances and exquisite direction

Don't see it if The Events of 9/11 are too traumatic for you to watch.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Great writing, Great singing

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.

85
Funny, Absorbing, Resonant, Great staging

See it if You're ready some very raw and beautiful acting/singing performances, and an honest/loving re-telling of a horrible experience

Don't see it if You prefer a linear narrative structure, or if 9/11 is a very difficult trigger for you

91
Original, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Haunting musical streams

See it if You want to be witness to a couple of gem acting moments from up-and-comer's & you are interested in an original take on 9/11.

Don't see it if Grief is too much for you

Also The encore show is tighter and more focused. If you saw it in August, ... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Unique

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.

96
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing

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!

83
Ambitious, Great acting, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see new work and support DIY theatre.

Don't see it if you're into big production