“Fall On Your Knees… will bring you to your feet” – J. Kelly Nestruck, Globe and Mail
- In-person event
- Ages 17+
- ≈ 3 hours · With intermission
- Partial nudity
- Mature themes
- Graphic violence
- Sexual content
- Sexual violence
- Strong language
- Smoke machine
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.
Fall On Your Knees Part One - Family Tree is part of a two-part performance. If you wish to see part two, click here.
"Stage adaptation...LIVES UP TO THE HYPE through deft use of music." – Morgan Mullin, The Coast
Please note this performance contains:
partial nudity, graphic violence, sexual content, sexual violence, strong language, e-cigarette performance, smoke and haze.
Trigger Warning: parental abuse, incest, childhood sexual abuse
Please note, due to an illness in the cast, performances of Fall On Your Knees, Part 1: Family Tree on March 15, 16 and 18 at 7 p.m. have been cancelled. See the calendar below for updated performance schedule.
We apologize for any inconvenience.