Falling: A Wake
One starry night the body of young man, still strapped into his airplane seat, falls from the sky into the yard of Harold and Elsie’s chicken farm. As the night unfolds, their mysterious guest effects a profound transformation in his hosts. Falling: A Wake is a haunting and surprisingly funny play about love, loss, and the redemptive power of letting go.
“Falling: A Wake is a prayer for the departed, as well as a prayer to those who remain. It quietly, but insistently, searches out meaning in a world that often appears random, reminding us that, at some level, we are all lost souls in the dead of night waiting on the light.” -The Kitchener-Waterloo Record
Gary Kirkham is a playwright and actor based in Cambridge, Ontario. In addition to Falling A:Wake, his writing credits include Pearl Gidley (Scirocco Drama, 2012,) Queen Milli of Gault (Winner of the SF Canadian Playwriting Award,) Pocket Rocket (with Lea Daniel) as a collaborator, The Last 15 Seconds, Body 13, Occupy Spring, and Seasons of Immigration with the MT Space, and Radio Leacock with Lost & Found Theatre. He also authored an adaptation of Easter by August Strindberg. Gary’s plays have been staged in Canada, the United States, and the Middle East. He was the Blyth Festival’s Playwright in Residence in 2008.