A few weeks ago when I was in New York City I went to see the play "Falling." I've been meaning to write a review about it ever since, but honestly, I kept wanting more time to get all my thoughts out there, because this play really shook me (in the best way). It's the story of a family dealing with a family member who is autistic, and who gets violent occasionally when he's upset. That in and of itself would be plenty to deal with in a play, but it's also an exploration of faith, family, obligations and parenting, all wrapped up in this questions, "How do we deal with the fact that are people in our lives who are hard to love?"
Anyway, because I've been putting off the review in the hopes of writing something amazing about how great the play is, I'm concerned that you're not getting your chance to go see it! So here's a quick, one word review: Go!
You won't regret it. It's the sort of play that crawls inside your mind and makes you take it home. The acting is incredible, the script is excellent, the direction is amazing.
Okay, seriously, if you're in the NYC area, now's your chance. Go check it out.
I will try to get a longer, more detailed and helpful review here in the next week or so!
The FALLING website.
And hey, if you think I am making stuff up about how great this play is, go check out some of the reviews by the professionals.