All That Fall

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Closed

Categories:

US Premiere / Play

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Synopsis

Specially commissioned by the BBC as a radio play, All That Fall was first broadcast in 1957. Set in rural Ireland, the play follows Mrs. Rooney, struggling under her aged, rheumatic, large frame, on her way to meet her blind and ill-tempered husband off the train. Along the way, she encounters Christy with his dung cart, old Tyler on his bicycle, Mr. Slocum, a racecourse clerk, and Miss Fitt, a pious spinster. At once chilling and compassionate, intimate and expansive, All That Fall offers an inimitably idiosyncratic and at times hilarious perspective on loss, grief and old age.