Boyslikeme is proud to bring to Melbourne the Tony Award nominated play Next Fall to Chapel off Chapel in a limited season from 12 July 2017.
Luke believes in God. Adam believes in everything else. Next Fall portrays the ups and downs of this unlikely couple’s five-year relationship with sharp humour and unflinching honesty. When an accident changes everything, the most deeply held beliefs of family and friends are put to the test and Adam is forced to turn to Luke’s family and friends for support… and answers.
Next Fall paints a beautiful and funny portrait of modern romance, asking the hard questions about commitment, love and faith. Essentially it’s about family. What constitutes a family, what rights do and should a long term defacto partner have in a crisis if the absent family has a different view? Given the whole current marriage equality malarkey these themes are as relevant now as ever.
Produced on Broadway by Elton John and his partner David Furnish it enjoyed critical & commercial success. Elton remarked at the Broadway premiere “What happens in this play is so relevant to where America is at this moment in time with religion, with gay couples, homosexuality in general with ‘don’t ask – don’t tell.’
What it all boils down to is that we want somebody to love. We all need to have somebody to hold. We all need somebody. I thought this was one of the most beautiful pieces of writing I’d read in a long time. It’s a wonderful play and I’m as proud to have my name on this as I am on Billy Elliot.They’re both really good pieces of work, and they both send out a great message.”
Since the Broadway season Next Fall has enjoyed critical and popular success all over the USA, UK and Canada. This production marks the Melbourne premiere. Next Fall was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play and the Drama Desk Award for Most Outstanding Play. It won the Outer Circle Critics Award for Best New Play. This production marks the Melbourne premiere.
Directed by Peter Blackburn, the six member cast includes: Kaarin Fairfax as Arlene, Mark Davis as Luke, Darrin Redgate as Adam, Paul Robertson as Butch, Sharon Davis as Holly and James Biasetto as Brandon.
Next Falls plays at Chapel off Chapel: 12 – 30 July 2017. For more information, visit: www.chapeloffchapel.com.au for details.
Image: Next Fall (supplied)