The National Arts Centre, Vita Brevis Arts, Canadian Stage Company, Neptune Theatre, Grand Theatre production of

Fall On Your Knees

March 29 to April 2, 2023
March 29
Spriet Stage

World Premiere 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

Fall On Your Knees

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"To believe and yet to have no hope is to thirst beside a fountain."

The Story

Relentless ambition, forbidden love, and a secret that could shatter the foundation of a family.

Written by the internationally-acclaimed Canadian writer, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Fall On Your Knees chronicles three generations of Cape Breton Island’s Piper family. The story moves from the battlefields of the First World War, to the emerging jazz scene in Harlem, New York, and into the lives of four unforgettable sisters.

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From the Stage Door

“We are proud to be partnering with four extraordinary theatre organizations to bring the historic stage-telling of Fall On Your Knees to four cities – ending right here in London! This highly original experience will break MacDonald’s beloved story into two parts to chronicle the full lifespan of the novel. Whether you see the first part, second part, or both, it will be an experience to remember.” – Dennis Garnhum, Grand Theatre Artistic Director

 

The Cast

 Tim Campbell
Tim Campbell
James Piper / Ensemble
Janelle Cooper
Janelle Cooper
Adelaide Taylor / Sweet Jesse Hogan / Ensemble
Diane Flacks
Diane Flacks
Sister St. Monica /Giles/ Mrs. Luvovitz / Ensemble
Eva Foote
Eva Foote
Lily Piper / Ensemble
Deborah Hay
Deborah Hay
Frances Piper / Ensemble
Samantha Hill
Samantha Hill
Kathleen Piper / Ensemble
Drew Moore
Drew Moore
Ralph Luvovitz / David / Ensemble
Tony Ofori
Tony Ofori
Leo Ginger Taylor / Impresario / Ensemble
Tony Ofori
Cara Rebecca
Materia Piper / Ensemble
Nathan D Simmons
Nathan D Simmons
Anthony / Ambrose/ Ensemble
Maryem Tollar
Maryem Tollar
Mrs. Mahmoud / Musician
Amaka Umeh
Amaka Umeh
Rose / Doc Rose / Ensemble
Jenny L Wright
Jenny L Wright
Mercedes Piper / Jeanne / Ensemble
Antoine Yared
Antoine Yared
Mr. Mahmoud / Jameel / Maestro / Ensemble

Production Team

Alisa Palmer
Alisa Palmer
Director / Adaptor / Co-Creator
Hannah Moscovitch
Hannah Moscovitch
Writer / Adaptor / Co-Creator
Natasha Powell
Natasha Powell
Choreographer
Sean Mayes
Sean Mayes
Music Supervisor & Composer
Camellia Koo
Camellia Koo
Set Designer
Judith Bowden
Judith Bowden
Costume Designer
Joyce Padua
Joyce Padua
Assistant Costume Designer
Leigh Ann Vardy
Leigh Ann Vardy
Lighting Designer
Antoine Bédard
Antoine Bédard
Sound Design Consultant
Brian Kenny
Brian Kenny
Sound Designer
Douglas Price
Douglas Price
Associate Music Supervisor
Mel Hague
Mel Hague
Dramaturg
Ann-Marie MacDonald
Ann-Marie MacDonald
Author
Michael Hart
Michael Hart
Stage Manager
Sarah Miller
Sarah Miller
Assistant Stage Manager