The Fall to Earth

By Joel Drake Johnson

Photos by David Colclasure


The Fall To Earth
By Joel Drake Johnson
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Starring: JoBeth Williams, Deborah Puette, Ann Noble

Set: Tom Buderwitz; Costumes: Jocelyn Hublau-Parker; Lights: Jeremy Pivnick; Sound: John Zalewski


LA Times:
“…don’t get too comfortable…in this taut, claustrophobic psychodrama…Robin Larsen’s sharp direction, Tom Buderwitz’s set, John Zalewski’s sound design, and Jeremy Pivnick’s lighting all combine to cast an eerie spell. Inexorably, this anonymous hotel room becomes a haunted house: You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.”

“In director Robin Larsen’s superbly crafted rendition…it’s the impeccable acting—particularly from the astonishing Williams—that makes this production worthwhile.”

“Be prepared to talk about The Fall To Earth as you exit the theater, as you stick around in the lobby for more talk, and as you continue the conversation on the way home…director Robin Larsen…elicits from her stellar trio of leads three of the best performances you’ll see all year.”

Huffington Post:
“Robin Larsen’s direction was sensitive and made the bizarre quite acceptable as a female police officer gets inappropriately involved in a less-than-healthy family dynamic.”


2012 Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Circle Award Nomination:
Lead Performance, JoBeth Williams

Huffington Post “Top LA Theatre Productions of 2012”

Ovation Recommended Production


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