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The Fall (FringeNYC)

From 28 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing

About the show

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. More…

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.


Member Reviews (28)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing

63
Disappointing, Great acting, 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.

55
Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent, 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.

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

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

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.


August 14th, 2016
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 ...
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August 14th, 2016
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 ...
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