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.
News & Reviews
“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
About the Author
Gary Kirkham is a playwright, actor and filmmaker. His plays include Falling: A Wake, Pearl Gidley, Queen Milli of Galt, Rage Against Violence (with Dwight Strorring) and Pocket Rocket (with Lea Daniel) . Gary is an artistic associate with the MT Space in Waterloo, Ontario, and has worked in collaboration with the company on several shows including The Last 15 Seconds, Seasons of Immigration, Body 13, and AMAL. Kirkham’s plays have been produced by more than fifty theatres across Canada and internationally, and have been translated into French, Italian and Arabic.