Fall On Your Knees - Part One

Family Tree

2023-03-08 19:00 2023-03-25 22:30 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Fall On Your Knees - Part One

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/30544

In-person event

A National Arts Centre, Vita Brevis Arts, Canadian Stage, Neptune Theatre, Grand Theatre production. The story of Fall On Your Knees begins at the end, with the words of Lily Piper. “They’re all dead now.” But before that there was love. There was a family. There was music and laughter and desire. And there was danger… Based on the iconic novel by the award-winning Ann-Marie MacDonald, Fall On Your Knees is a sweeping, multigenerational saga set in...

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Babs Asper Theatre,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
March 8 - 25, 2023
Theatre Drama
  • In-person event
  • English
  • ≈ 3 hours and 30 minutes · With intermission
  • Partial nudity
  • Mature themes
  • Graphic violence
  • Sexual content
  • Sexual violence
  • Strong language
  • Smoke machine
  • Haze

World Premiere

A National Arts Centre, Vita Brevis Arts, Canadian Stage, Neptune Theatre, Grand Theatre production.

The story of Fall On Your Knees begins at the end, with the words of Lily Piper. “They’re all dead now.” But before that there was love. There was a family. There was music and laughter and desire. And there was danger…

Based on the iconic novel by the award-winning Ann-Marie MacDonald, Fall On Your Knees is a sweeping, multigenerational saga set in atmospheric Cape Breton, during a time of roiling change in the heady early years of the twentieth century.

James Piper is an ambitious boy of Scottish descent. Materia is the daughter of Lebanese immigrants who wishes to see New York one day. They fall in love and get married with high hopes of a happily ever after. But as their family grows, so do the discoveries — that will test their bond and threaten to tear them apart.

All tickets are $15 for our preview performance on March 8.  

Fall On Your Knees Part One - Family Tree is part of a two-part performance. If you wish to see part two, click here.

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Artists

  • Adaptation for the stage by Hannah Moscovitch and Alisa Palmer
  • Co-created and Written by Hannah Moscovitch
  • Co-created and Directed by Alisa Palmer
  • Production Dramaturgy by Mel Hague
  • Based on the Novel by Ann-Marie MacDonald 
  • Featuring Tim Campbell, Janelle Cooper, Diane Flacks, Eva Foote, Deborah Hay, Samantha Hill, Drew Moore, Tony Ofori, Cara Rebecca, Nathan D Simmons, Maryem Tollar, Amaka Umeh, Jenny L Wright, Antoine Yared
  • Assistant Director Cherissa Richards
  • Choreographer Natasha Powell
  • Music Supervisor and Composer Sean Mayes
  • Set Designer Camellia Koo
  • Costume Designer Judith Bowden
  • Lighting Designer Leigh Ann Vardy
  • Sound Design Consultant Antoine Bédard
  • Sound Designer Brian Kenny
  • Associate Music Supervisor Douglas Price
  • Associate Costume Designer Joyce Padua
  • Stage Manager Michael Hart
  • Assistant Stage Manager Sarah Miller
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