St. Ann's Warehouse presents this hit from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, where a cast of seven actors recount their experiences as student leaders of a protest movement on the University of Cape Town campus.
The #RhodesMustFall protest movementcalled for the teardown of a colonialist monument on campus. Marshaling the power of protest songs and dance, 'The Fall' unpacks discrimination in all forms, exposing the impact of inflammatory iconography, crushing student debt and tuition fees, shedding light on similar debates here in America.
Winner of the Fringe First Award at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival
See it if Students lead a social justice movement in South Africa. Singing and chanting. Debate over the course of action. I was immersed and moved.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy social justice plays, or the point of view of millenials. You don’t want to learn more about race & class issues.
See it if play written by cast about their involvement in a protest movement at the Univ. of Cape Town; monologues interspersed with singing
Don't see it if don't want issues of racism & colonialism; don't like minimalist sets; want dialogue rather than mostly monologues
See it if You want to learn about "movement" dynamics & challenges of intersectional analysis but not if you are looking for something compelling
Don't see it if You want to encounter activitists with an authentic voice -these are silly composite characters - representing various lines of argument
See it if you'd like a true story of South African students who want to eliminate racism and bias at their university; how far are they willing to go?
Don't see it if you're not interested in issues of race, gender, patriarchy, bias; play sometimes becomes a little preachy, but heartfelt
See it if you like thought plays. And stories that are told in non-traditional ways. And if you're interested in politics of race and humanity.
Don't see it if if the above doesn't appeal to you!
See it if You enjoy thought provoking plays about real life events and issues with great acting.
Don't see it if You want to take a blinds eye to some very poignant and troubling issues or are in the mood for something light and fluffy.
See it if You enjoy political ensemble pieces. You want to learn more about the student protests in South Africa, as well as race politics as a whole.
Don't see it if You do not have an open mind, are not willing to LISTEN and attempt to understand the messages that these young people are conveying.
See it if you are interested in social change, social justice, Decolonization, want to hear original xhosa tunes from South Africa.
Don't see it if you'd rather not think about racial issues, protests, politics and academy.
See it if you want to be inspired through raw emotion, group chemistry, and real footage to invoke social change and justice.
Don't see it if you are strongly opposed to political theatre or are not interested in socio-political movements about race, gender, and economics.
See it if You are interested in post- apartheid S.A. Talented company created this piece. You want to be moved yet again by young people's activism.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in the subject matter. Don't like simple ensemble work.
See it if you are interested in South Africa's move away from apartheid and how race & class come into play.
Don't see it if you have no interest in S. Africa or you don't like shows with minimal sets/staging.
See it if See how people with a cause come together want to see things from many points of view recognize the tensions for change
Don't see it if dont want to confront tough issues
See it if You are interested in internal movement dynamics regarding race, class & gender
Don't see it if If you are looking for a story thachronicals how change is made - this is focused on the importance of holistic worldview not change making
See it if you are interested in historical perspective of student involvement in issues in South Africa; wonderful ensemble presentation
Don't see it if you want light entertainment without any serious or thought provoking messages to consider.
See it if you're interested in resistance movements--student or otherwise, Black Lives Matter, the process of how young people discover their politics
Don't see it if you already know too well the inevitable splintering and infighting that infect liberation movements after the heady first days of protest
See it if A searing look at ongoing discrimination at a South African university. Done in the style of documentary theatre. Eye opening.
Don't see it if You don’t like intense political discussions. The South African accents take awhile to get used to.