3153 17th Street
San Francisco, California 94110

Oct 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 at 8pm; Oct 23 and 30 at 2pm

Peregrine can't sleep. The following day she's turning sixty and has to give a speech which she's not yet written. Anxiously she bounces off the walls of her apartment in the middle of the night trying to figure out what to do about getting older and what the hell she's going to say to a bunch of young people looking for advice. Peregrine-played by several performers-searches her life for clues: What has she done wrong? What has she done right? What should she do now? And then, an unexpected visitor alters the course of the night.

ODC Theater is proud to present the world premiere of Night Falls, a work of physical theater co-created by award-winning playwright/director Julie Hebert and San Francisco dance luminary Deborah Slater. Night Falls tells the story of one woman on the eve of her 60th birthday as she faces the repercussions of choices made long before.

"Julie [Hebert] and I share an intense interest in exploring the complexities of life and of being human," says Slater who co-directs. "In creating Night Falls we were especially interested to excavate what it means to get older and the paradoxes that attend the process of self-inventory. To convey this complexity Night Falls uses a number of devices, chief among them the fracturing of a single character among multiple performers. In a way that would not have been possible otherwise, this technique enables us to dramatize - to physicalize - the internal dialogue that takes place within the characters."

Joining their team is award-winning composer Bruno Louchouarn, who as a working neuroscientist has been captivated by the play's representation of a "fragmented brain". Giulio Cesare Perrone designed the striking set, which will include a 20-foot driftwood wave. And the talented and inspiring Allen Willner serves as lighting designer. The cast of performers includes Stephen Buescher, Bob Ernst, Jessica Ferris, Patricia Jiron, Joan Schirle, and Patricia Silver.

Official Website: http://odcdance.org/performance.php?param=76

Added by FullCalendar on October 1, 2011

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