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FALLING (Minetta Lane) w/Julia Murney
Posted by broadwaybelter 2012-09-27 01:29:37


If anyone happens to catch FALLING at the Minetta Lane, please post.

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Posted by broadwaybelter 2012-09-29 21:42:52


Anything?

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Posted by stevenycguy 2012-09-29 23:41:17


Loved everything about it.

Cast - much Broadway experience; very talented.

Plot - An autistic son & how it impacts his mom, dad, and sister. Grandma comes to visit and sees what it's like. Needless to say, she's a little shocked at some of the activities that go on in the house. Poignant, sad, funny at times. Was a bit confused when the (6th) character knocks on the door towards the end of the play, but then it is explained later and the plot makes sense again. The big question is: when is enough considered enough? Do they want to put the son in a group home?

Location - a 30 second walk from a MAJOR subway station; can't beat that. I think this is my favorite theater to go to; I wish more things played here.

Running time - A concise 1 hour 19 minutes. If show starts at 8pm, you'll be out on the street at 9:19pm.

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Posted by After Eight 2012-09-30 01:06:12


The writing is that of a tv movie, but that said, the play holds one's attention throughout, and one empathIzes with the characters and their situation. It's honest and true, sad, painful, and affecting. It's taut and without an ounce of fat, blather, or pretentiousness, unlike so many of the plays of late. There is a plot twist that is very well done.

I recommend this play, and especially Julia Murney's beautiful performance, which, alone, is worth the price of admission. Without the slightest histrionics, she conveys the multiple dimensions and conflicts of her character. I have always admired her work, but never has she had a role that allowed her to display the full range of her talent. She has it here.



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Posted by PlayItAgain 2012-09-30 03:41:59


One of the toughest shows I have ever sat through, and I mean that in a good way. The show kept me and my friend talking for hours afterward. Also Julia Murney wow what a performance and the lead guy who played Josh (wow wow wow).

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Posted by ClydeBarrow 2012-09-30 12:59:25


For those of you still wanting to see this, it's on Goldstar today for "free." Based on everyone's recommendations so far I am going to give it a shot.

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Posted by jbm2 2012-09-30 13:06:42


For those of you who have seen this.... How appropriate is it for a 14 year old?

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Posted by jbm2 2012-09-30 21:55:49


I hear GREAT things- just curious how appropriate it is for a 14 year old.....

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Posted by PlayItAgain 2012-09-30 22:13:50


I think she will be ok, it is a little intense at times but there no swearing or nudity or anything.

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Posted by Eos 2012-10-01 14:23:24


It's great to read all of the good reactions! I saw this show and reviewed it when it was presented here in St. Louis!

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Posted by ClydeBarrow 2012-10-01 18:21:12


I hope the twist is not that the son is dead and the mom is schizophrenic. I think that's been done before if I'm not mistaken.

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Posted by dtzumbrunnen 2012-10-04 11:55:21


That's not the twist Clyde.

Saw this last night, and it was a great evening. The range of emotions you go through for the family was incredible. Both Julia Murney and Daniel Everidge give stunning performances. They did a talkback after the production last night, so you could truly see how different Daniel was when compared to the character of Josh that he plays so well.

Interesting nugget was that the play has some autobiographical roots for the author, whose son is autistic. I'd never seen anything at the Minetta Lane Theatre either, and was impressed by the facility too. Great evening of theatre - I'd highly recommend!

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Posted by WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel 2012-10-04 22:14:40


Saw this tonight and very much enjoyed it. All five actors are great, and as others have mentioned this is finally Julia Murney's chance to really show off her talents. I've enjoyed her performances in the past, but she's always come off as crazy belter first and foremost. Now with the singing stripped away and Murney given a juicy, well-written role, she's dynamite.

I liked both plot twists and thought the play flew by. I thought this was so much better than both Grace and If There is... (Funny enough, at one point a character asks Murney about her autistic son, "Isn't there some place he can go?" to which she responded, "If there is we haven't found it yet!" My friend and I had to stifle our laughter!)

Overall a very worthwhile night at the theater.

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Posted by After Eight 2012-10-05 09:33:55


"Funny enough, at one point a character asks Murney about her autistic son, "Isn't there some place he can go?" to which she responded, "If there is we haven't found it yet!" My friend and I had to stifle our laughter!) "

Nice to see you two so engaged in the play.

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Posted by WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel 2012-10-05 09:55:17


I can't believe I'm going to defend myself to you, but we were totally engaged the entire show. If we hadn't been so engaged we probably won't have been paying enough attention to hear the line and make the association in the first place.

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Posted by themysteriousgrowl 2012-10-05 10:01:48



Stop thinking about more than one thing at the same time this instant.

You're going to hurt someone!

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Posted by After Eight 2012-10-05 10:43:30


I wonder if the people around you appreciated your laughter.

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Posted by WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel 2012-10-05 11:37:54


Dear After Eight,

There were no gales of laughter. I said we stifled the laughter, which means we didn't actually laugh. No one was disturbed; we were sitting in the last row, far away from any other patrons. All we did was look at each other knowingly and then turned our attention back to the play. I'm sure if we heard a character say, "Rags, you gave me rags!" we would have had the same reaction.

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Posted by ClydeBarrow 2012-10-05 12:46:57


Me during this infantile argument.

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Posted by lightguy06222 2012-10-05 12:53:06


ive got 2 tix available for tomorrows matinee, if anyone wants them.

name the price.

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Posted by JillianSch 2012-10-05 15:02:35


I must have seen a different show than all of you, because I saw Falling last night and wanted to get out, ASAP. I work with young adults on the autism spectrum, so before you tell me I didn't understand it, just stop. What was the point of the play?

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Posted by jbm2 2012-10-10 13:30:35


what is the running time of this show??

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Posted by ClydeBarrow 2012-10-10 13:32:16


It was said in an earlier post but the Playbill lists it as 75 mins.

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Posted by Pammylicious 2012-10-10 15:55:27


Saw this on Sunday afternoon. The most poignant theater experience I have ever had. Talk back afterwards made it so much more real. This is must see theater. Having dealt with autism in my life, this is so much needed. My friend did't stop brawling thoughout the entire play including the talk back when a young autistic man got up and spoke how much he related to Josh. I had to shake her.
Oh 75% stayed on for the talk back. NOT ONE negative thing was said.

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Posted by jbm2 2012-10-10 16:01:16


Is there a playbill for this production?

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Posted by Pammylicious 2012-10-10 16:16:06


Absolutely and in color .......very unusual for off-Broadway







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Posted by jbm2 2012-10-10 16:17:42


very unusual...
I love a good playbill

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Posted by Broadway Local 2012-10-10 17:44:08


We're going Friday. And that means Mamoun's Falafel for dinner!

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Posted by Pammylicious 2012-10-10 19:34:44


Broadway Local.....did the exact same thing for lunch

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Posted by dave1606 2012-10-11 00:40:40


Just echoing what has been said here. I caught this over the weekend and found it to be quite the sold family drama. I don't think the play is as good as it could be, but the cast totally sells it. Julia Murney is terrific. Her speech about having no choice but to love a child was quite moving.

Overall I hope this does well, but for now everyone should catch it while they can. Tickets are pretty readily available.

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Posted by April Saul 2012-10-11 01:18:41


Man, this is a beautiful little show...after I cried through a fair amount of it--being a parent of kids with disabilities myself--I promised the writer and director that I, too, would spread the word to folks to come and see it.

Don't know if there's enough of an audience for this, but there really ought to be. Go!

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Posted by RippedMan 2012-10-11 02:03:28


How is the set and tech elements? Never seen anything but Fringe shows in the Minetta.

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Posted by After Eight 2012-10-11 10:51:42


^
Perfectly professional, both.

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Posted by dave1606 2012-10-11 10:57:49


The Set was one of the most fully realized I have seen at Minetta Lane. Very detailed house set. Realistic and functional. Totally believable.

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Posted by Broadway Local 2012-10-13 10:14:01


Saw Falling last night at Minetta Lane Theatre in the Village, and am still stunned from the superb acting, great story and one of the best plot twists I've seen since the bacon in Our Town. It's a show about a family whose son has autism, and at 18, is getting hard to handle at home.

At the talkback after, which included the whole cast, playwright and director, many in the audience said how real it seemed -- how it echoed their own family experiences. Daniel Everidge, who plays the son, and Jacey Powers, who plays the daughter, said part of their research was going to the special autism performance of The Lion King. Playwright Deanna Jent, whose own son is autistic, said not everything in the script was autobiographical, but it was all true.

Thanks Pammy for the recommendation, and yes, Mamoun's falafels are still the best way to spend $3 in the Village!

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Posted by jbm2 2012-10-13 20:54:45


can't wait to see this next week- each post gets me more excited.

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Posted by WiCkEDrOcKS 2012-10-15 11:45:08


I saw it this past weekend and definitely enjoyed it. Murney is, as everyone has said, wonderful, as is the entire cast. It's not really anything mind-blowingly perfect, but I definitely enjoyed it more than most of the original plays I've seen of late on Broadway. It's a fast 90 minutes, and it does get pretty intense, but the payoff is well worth it. Pretty powerful stuff, even if not all of it worked exceptionally well for me.