Pepperdine Fine Arts Division Presents FALLING

Pepperdine Fine Arts Division Presents FALLING

Pepperdine University's Fine Arts Division will present Falling on Tuesday, September 25 through Friday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 29 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Malibu campus' Lindhurst Theatre.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for Pepperdine faculty and staff, and $10 for full-time Pepperdine students, and are available now by calling (310) 506-4522 or visiting

Falling boldly explores the dynamic and complicated reality of a family with an autistic young man. When a relative comes to visit, the entire family is thrown out of equilibrium, with everyone trying to balance what is best for the family and what is best for them. The play bravely speaks a truth about love and family and about hopes and dreams. It asks, "How do you love someone who is difficult to love?" Pepperdine's production is directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Hollace Starr.

Starr directs the all-student cast, which features Nate Bartoshuk, Leyla Dillig, Sara Eakman, Gabrielle Meacham, and George Preston.

"It's a privilege to work on this production, which is a semi-autobiographical work about playwright Deanna Jent's family's own struggle with autism. If we tell this story well, Falling should resonate for any family, both those whose lives have been touched by autism (of whom there are so very many) and those whose lives have been shaped by other struggles." Starr said.

This production contains mature themes, and is recommended for ages 15+. No late seating allowed. The show runs for 80 minutes without an intermission. There will be a talk back after each performance featuring representatives from various Malibu-based special needs organizations, including Malibu Special Education Foundation, Hand in Hand, The Aurelia Foundation, and more. For more information regarding the production and the talkbacks, please call (310) 506-4462 or contact Starr at

About the Seaver College Fine Arts Division

The Seaver College Fine Arts Division offers students excellent training in the disciplines of studio art, art history, music, and theatre arts. A group of renowned faculty, who are revered in their fields as practicing scholars, artists and teachers, prepare students for careers in the arts and continued graduate study. With approximately 300 students in the division, the unique programs are designed to prepare and inspire students to develop critical thinking, nurture creativity, and create the highest level of art and scholarship.

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