The Fall is a collaborative piece devised by the high school SHADOW Company of Yes! And… Collaborative Arts that uses inspiration from current events as well as stories of long forgotten cultures to develop a new take on the old tale of Pandora’s Box. Through the use of intricate handcrafted masks, The Fall addresses how we, as humans, use our senses to create unfair evaluations of the world and people around us. It is a reminder that these senses must work in conjunction with hope and understanding in order to create a world in which the gift of life is celebrated at its full potential.
After Elah, the maker and master of all that is, hides the fire of life from all of her human creations, brothers Prometheus and Able set out to find the fire and spread it across the Earth. During their quest, they find the guardians of fire and agree to rescue their lonely, beautiful daughter, Pandora, in exchange for a piece of the flame to share. Elah, angry at the guardians’ betrayal, bestows a powerful box upon Pandora with a key and orders never to open it. However, it only takes one moment of temptation to change the fate of the world.
Shadow Company worked with an adult team of Natalie Cisternas Hann, Brooke Sexton, Belle Alverez, Trevor Johnson, Julie Kersec, and special guest artist Jon Froehlich from Cloud of Fools theatre company based in New York.
Friday, September 11 at 7pm
Saturday, September 12 at 3pm (Matinee)
Saturday, September 12 at 7pm
Friday, September 18 at 7pm
Saturday, September 19 at 3pm (Matinee)
Saturday, September 19 at 7pm (Closing show)
Arch St. United Methodist Church
55 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107 (Click for map)
Yes! And... Collaborative Arts (at Germantown Mennonite Church)
21 W. Washington Ln.
Philadelphia, PA 19144 (Click for map)
$7 General Admission
The Fall runs for six performances at two locations. Shows at Arch Street United Methodist Church are on September 11 at 7pm and September 12 at 3 and 7pm. Shows at Germantown Mennonite Church are on September 18 at 7pm, September 19 at 3pm and 7pm. Tickets are $7 General Admission and are available to purchase at the box office at 215-413-1318 and on-line at http://fringearts.com/event/the-fall-3/. The show runs approximately 60 minutes, is performed without an intermission, and is appropriate for children, teens, and adults.