All That Fall
by Samuel Beckett
Blackbird Theatre (Vancouver)
Dec 29, 2014 – Jan 24, 2015
Eligible for 14/15 Cultch subscription packages.
Dec 29, 30, Jan 2-3, 6-10, 13-17, 20-24: 8PM
Jan 4, 11, 18: 2PM
Lively post-show talkbacks: Jan 4, 11, 13, 18, 20, 21
Preview: Dec 29
Opening Night: Dec 30
Running time: 75 minutes, no intermission
For more than 50 years no one has been allowed to stage this thoroughly entertaining Irish play. At last the ban has been lifted and audiences in London and New York have been treated to the double delight of seeing a radio play produced on the stage. Blackbird Theatre, whose Waiting for Godot was a held over hit, and whose Uncle Vanya played to packed houses last year, has been granted the rights to present the first ever Canadian production of All That Fall.
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
A masterpiece…might contain the funniest existential despair you’ll ever experience” – Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight
A perfect, polished jewel of a play…I wished it would never end” – Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier
A marvelous, provocative piece of work. This is an artistic triumph for the director, Duncan Fraser, and a showcase for excellent acting” — Michael Groberman, The Huffington Post
For lovers of language though this is another exquisite theatrical treat from Blackbird Theatre…lean back and be engulfed in the lavishness of its interchange” – David C. Jones, Vancouver Presents
Beautifully crafted performances” – Jerry Wasserman, Vancouverplays
The play’s dark humour and Mrs. Rooney’s bleak outlook is what makes this classic both entertaining and profound” – Tessa Perkins, The Peak
Radio play by famed Irish writer Samuel Beckett comes to the stage for the first time in Canada” – The Province
Estate’s approval leads to Canadian premiere of a rarely seen Beckett play” – The Vancouver Sun
Director hopes Beckett radio play will get in audiences’ heads” – Vancouver Courier
A look behind the scenes at the play All That Fall by Samuel Beckett being produced by Vancouver’s Blackbird Theatre” – CBC.ca