About the Book
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 an actor and playwright based in Cambridge, Ontario. He was one of the original members of Motus O Dance Theatre, and currently works with Lost & Found Theatre. For several years he improvised sketches with comedy troupes including Mental Floss and Second City. Kirkham’s plays include Falling: A Wake, Queen Milli of Galt (Winner of the Samuel French Canadian Playwriting Competition) and the one act plays Look and Beth at Fifty. He was Playwright-in-Residence at the Blyth Festival in 2008.