Amaka Umeh, Deborah Hay © Lorne Bridgman

Ottawa: Fall On Your Knees - Part Two

The Diary

2023-03-09 19:00 2023-03-25 21:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Ottawa: Fall On Your Knees - Part Two

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/30733

In-person event

A National Arts Centre, Vita Brevis Arts, Canadian Stage, Neptune Theatre, Grand Theatre production. Based on Ann-Marie MacDonald’s best-selling debut novel, our closing installment of Fall On Your Knees takes us to Harlem and the early jazz scene. Love blossoms, seemingly a world away from the constraints of family and social convention. A play with shocking twists and unforgettable characters, Fall On Your Knees is a journey through love, betrayal, the inescapable...

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Babs Asper Theatre,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
March 9 - 25, 2023
Amaka Umeh, Deborah Hay © Lorne Bridgman
Theatre Drama
  • In-person event
  • English
  • ≈ 3 hours · With intermission
  • Partial nudity
  • Mature themes
  • Graphic violence
  • Sexual content
  • Sexual violence
  • Strong language
  • Smoke machine
  • Haze
  • Gunshots

World Premiere

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

Based on Ann-Marie MacDonald’s best-selling debut novel, our closing installment of Fall On Your Knees takes us to Harlem and the early jazz scene. Love blossoms, seemingly a world away from the constraints of family and social convention.

A play with shocking twists and unforgettable characters, Fall On Your Knees is a journey through love, betrayal, the inescapable bonds of family, and the power of redemption. 

By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, Fall On Your Knees reminds us that secrets are potent with the power to break us or bring us closer, the power to hold us back, or set us free.

All tickets are $15 for our preview performance on March 9.

Fall On Your Knees Part Two - The Diary is part of a two-part performance. If you wish to see part one, click here.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Mar 6
Mar 7
Mar 8
Mar 9
  • 7:00pm
Mar 10
Mar 11
  • 7:00pm
Mar 12
Mar 13
Mar 14
Mar 15
Mar 16
Mar 17
  • 7:00pm
Mar 18
  • 1:00pm
Mar 19
Mar 20
Mar 21
Mar 22
Mar 23
  • 7:00pm
Mar 24
Mar 25
  • 7:00pm
Mar 26
Amaka Umeh, Deborah Hay © Lorne Bridgman
  • Adaptation for the stage by Alisa Palmer and Hannah Moscovitch
  • 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 (James Piper / Ensemble), Janelle Cooper (Adelaide Taylor / Sweet Jessie Hogan / Ensemble), Diane Flacks (Sister St. Monica / Giles MacVicar / Mrs. Luvovitz / Ensemble), Eva Foote (Lily Piper / Ensemble), Deborah Hay (Frances Piper / Ensemble), Samantha Hill (Kathleen Piper / Ensemble), Drew Moore (Ralph Luvovitz / David / Ensemble), Tony Ofori (Leo “Ginger” Taylor / Impresario / Ensemble), Cara Rebecca (Materia Piper / Charity Woman / Ensemble), Maryem Tollar (Mrs. Mahmoud / Musician), Amaka Umeh (Rose Lacroix / Doc Rose / Ensemble), Dakota Jamal Wellman (Anthony / Ambrose/ Ensemble), Jenny L Wright (Mercedes Piper / Jeanne Lacroix / Ensemble), Antoine Yared (Mr. Mahmoud / Tommy Jameel / Maestro / Ensemble), Kira Chisholm (Rehearsal Swing), Naomi Ngebulana (Rehearsal Swing)
  • Associate Director Cherissa Richards
  • Music Supervisor and Composer Sean Mayes
  • Choreographer Natasha Powell
  • Associate Choreographer Hollywood Jade
  • Associate Choreographer Tereka Tyler-Davis
  • 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
  • Musicians Douglas Price (Conductor, piano, accordion), Anna Atkinson (Violin, accordion), Spencer Murray (Flutes, reeds, pipes), Maryem Tollar (Vocals, qanun, oud, percussion)
  • Fight & Sexual Choreography Anita Nittoly
  • Assistant Costume Designer Joyce Padua
  • Dialect Coach Jane Gooderham
  • Dialect & Disability Consultant Yousef Kadoura
  • Stage Manager Michael Hart
  • Assistant Stage Manager Sarah Miller
  • Apprentice Stage Manager/Production Assistant Ciaran Brenneman
  • Technical Director Daniel Bennet
  • Audio Engineer Brandon Wells
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