Falling In TimeFalling In Time
by C.E. Gatchalian
Directed by Seán Cummings
featuring Manami Hara, Kevin Kraussler, Allan Morgan, and Nelson Wong

04 - 12 November 2011
Performance Works, Vancouver
Tickets $20, Tue-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm
$10 Preview & Sunday Matinee

Raw in its emotionalism and bold in its theatricality, Falling in Time is set in Vancouver in 1994 and tells the story of four individuals, across two continents and over a span of more than forty years. The lives of these characters miraculously intertwine in Vancouver playwright C.E. Gatchalian's uncompromising meditation on war, masculinity, sexuality, personal boundaries, and love. Falling in Time asks the question, how do we let go?

Falling In Time is our biggest hit to date with record-breaking houses for the company.

Stage Managed by Jethelo E. Calibete
Set & Lighting Design by Itai Erdal
Sound Design by Michael Rinaldi
Costume & Props Design by Christopher David Gauthier
Production Managers: Dani Feco & Kenji Maeda, Technical Director: Tim Furness, Set & Lighting Assistance: Mandi Lau, Fight Director: David Bloom, Media Relations: Kimberly Plumley, Web & Print Design: Seán Cummings, Research & Cultural Consulting: Jenny Ye Kyung Sung

The show program can be viewed HERE as a PDF.


Audience & critical reaction to Falling In Time:
"Marvellous!" - "Strong Performances!" - "Timeless" - "A powerful script" - "very memorable...I’m still thinking about it."
"A handsome and powerful work" - "Was captivated, held, and it still hasn't let go" -"Beautifully directed" -
"left me completely speechless" - "An inspiring piece of writing." - "Astounded at the depth and eloquence of the script"

Some full audience quotes:

"Before I saw this play, I thought I had no hope of representation on stage as anything more than either a curiosity or stereotype. Doomed to either being "exoticized" or rendered asexual, I didn't think it was worth pursuing theatre - or any sort of performing art, really. Seeing real, visceral Asians on stage, portrayed with complexity, passion and purpose has re-awakened an interest in the arts for me." - Allen Lim, marketing director, Vancouver, BC

"I am not a kung fu master. I am not a math nerd. I didn't get accepted to MIT at seventeen. And yes, I have a penis. Thank you to Falling in Time for proving this on my behalf - and on behalf of gay Asians everywhere." - Derrick Chang, graduate student, Burnaby, BC

"Falling in Time showed me that, as an aspiring musical theatre performer, I may not always be stuck with various parts in Miss Saigon." - Felicia Yap, graduate student, Calgary, AB


Special Post-Show Talk
Thursday, November 10th, 10:30 pm
with Don Wright, Executive Director of the BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Value Added Events:

The Forgotten War: Dr. Steven Lee talks about the Korean War October 26, 7pm at the Vancouver Public Library (Central Branch) >> more

The Korean War and its Aftermath: A Roundtable  November 06, 630pm at Rhizome Cafe  >> more

Participants and contributors in the development of the script for Falling In Time have included:
Firehall Arts Centre, CrossCurrents, Factory Theatre, Toronto, and Playwrights Theatre Centre

Presented with the assistance of the Vancouver Playhouse, Canada Council for the Arts and the City of Vancouver.
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