A History of Falling Things - By James Graham

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A HISTORY OF FALLING THINGS SYNOPSIS

'Oh, you do look...really good, though. You know. In the face. Oh and, uh, I love you.'

 

Prisoners of their fear of falling things - keraunothetophobiacs - Jacqui and Robin are restricted to living indoors. When they meet online, a relationship begins which forces them to confront their fear and discover what's real in their lives and what really matters.

 

A History of Falling Things, a new play by the acclaimed young playwright James Graham, is a gentle love story that is fearful, funny and moving. The play premiered at Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Wales, in April 2009 before transferring to the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff.

A HISTORY OF FALLING THINGS TICKETS

Due to the COVID situation in Switzerland, A History of Falling Things will be filmed without an audience and the film made available to ticket holders via our website.

Tickets for the filmed performance will be available to reserve in June 2021. Tickets are free and can be reserved on the event page. Ticket holders will receive the link and password to access the film for streaming on July 9th.  The film will be available for 72 hours from July 10th until July 12th and ticket holders may access the page at any time.

The COVID pandemic has been difficult in many ways including financially. For this reason, ZEST has decided not to charge for tickets to this production and instead is collecting donations. Donations can be made via PayPal, Twint, or bank transfer.

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A HISTORY OF FALLING THINGS REHEARSAL PHOTOS
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Account holder: ‘Zurich English-Speaking Theatre’
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Twint Donations A History of Falling Things
A HISTORY OF FALLING THINGS SYNOPSIS

'Oh, you do look...really good, though. You know. In the face. Oh and, uh, I love you.'

Prisoners of their fear of falling things - keraunothetophobiacs - Jacqui and Robin are restricted to living indoors. When they meet online a relationship begins which forces them to confront their fear and discover what's real in their lives and what really matters.

A History of Falling Things, a new play by the acclaimed young playwright James Graham, is a gentle love story that is fearful, funny and moving. The play premiered at Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Wales, in April 2009 before transferring to the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff.

Sample script available via Google Books.  Email fallingthings@thezest.ch to request a perusal copy of the script.

Rehearsals will take place both online via video call and in-person at the Theater im Seefeld.  A rehearsal schedule will be worked out in collaboration with the chosen cast and creative team as soon as practically possible.

A HISTORY OF FALLING THINGS CHARACTERS
Robin

Male, in his mid-twenties to early thirties

Main role with a small choreographed dance sequence (dance lessons provided)

Jacqui

Female, in her mid-twenties to early thirties

Main role with a small choreographed dance sequence (dance lessons provided)

 

Lesley

Female, Robin's mother

Supporting role

Reece

Male, Jacqui's father

Supporting role

Jimmy

Male, a bike courier, in his early twenties to late thirties

Supporting role

John

Male, Robin's psychologist, in his late forties or older

Supporting role (smaller)

Boy (young Robin)

Male, 16 (or should be able to play 16)

Small non-spoken role in opening scene only

A HISTORY OF FALLING THINGS AUDITION PIECES

Auditions will take place on Tuesday, April 13th (fully booked) and Wednesday, April 14th via video call from 19:00 onwards.  We will try to follow the usual audition process of inviting all auditionees to a virtual meeting and calling to a break-out room for each individual audition.  Please refer to the Auditions page for further general information regarding the audition process.  Please submit an audition form or email fallingthings@thezest.ch to confirm your attendance.  Please contact the play's Creative Team for specific questions and to register your interest in auditioning if you have issues submitting the digital audition form.