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A modern day “Our Town,” American Falls is the heart-breaking, funny, and all too real story of the folks of American Falls. Miki Johnson weaves the stories of the ghosts and the living into an exquisite tapestry that reminds us no matter where we are or what we’ve become, no matter how bad it hurts, we always carry with us family, home, and love.[/cbtab][cbtab title=”Cast Schedule”]Ian Merrigan– September 11th, 13th(4PM),19th, 25th, 26th, 27th- (4PM & 7PM), October 4th- (4PM & 7PM), 9th, 10th, 
Leandro Cano– all performances
Travis York– October 11th (4PM), 16th (8PM), 18th (4PM & 7PM)
Tomek Adler– all performances
Michael McColl– October 2nd, 3rd, 4th-(4PM & 7PM), 9th, 10th

Deborah Puette– September 11th, 13th-7PM, 20th-(4PM &7PM), 25th, 26th, 27th-(4PM &7PM), October 4th(4PM & 7PM), 9th, 10th, 18th- (4PM & 7PM)
Garrett Hanson– September 12th, 13th(7PM), 18th, 19th (as Eric), 20th(4PM/7PM)/ October 2nd, 3rd, 11th (7PM), 17th

Andrea Grano– September 12th, 13th (4PM), 18th, 19th, October 2nd, 3rd, 11th (4PM & 7PM), 16th, 17th 
Jessica Goldapple– September 11th, 12th, 13th (4PM), 20th (4PM & 7PM), 25th, 26th, 27th (4PM &7PM), October 2nd, 3rd, 4th (4PM & 7PM), 9th, 10th, 11th (4PM), 16th, 17th, 18th (4PM & 7PM)
Beth Triffon– September 13th (7PM), 18th, October 11th (7PM), 17th
Eric Hunicutt– all performances- except September 18th
Karl Herlinger– September 11th, 12th, 13th (4PM/7PM), 18th, 19th, 20th (4PM/7PM), 25th, 26th, 27th (4PM/7PM), October 11th (4PM/7PM), 16th, 17th, 18th (4PM/7PM)
Barbara Tarbuck-all performances[/cbtab][cbtab title=”Production Team”]Written by Miki Johnson
Directed by Chris Fields
Produced by Reena Dutt and Chris Fields
Production Stage Manager Emyli Gudmundson
Set Designer Nina Caussa
Lighting Designer Jesse Baldridge
Costume Designer Michael Mullen
Sound Designer Jeff Gardner
Graphic Designer Liz Hale
Assistant Director Julian Montenegro
Publicist Lucy Pollak[/cbtab][cbtab title=”Reviews”]GO!… lyrical and intricately woven… an explosive, albeit hopeful, conclusion” — LA Weekly
As mesmerizing as the performances are, as perfectly austere are Fields’s direction and the production’s design elements, the true marvel here is the script.
Arts In LA
EXTRAORDINARY… The script is great, the cast superb and the production splendid, all under the tight direction of Chris Fields. One couldn’t ask for more.” Paul Myrvold’s Theatre Notes
FOUR STARS… EXCELLENT... immense humor often in the face of some very deep tragedy… a story is as universal as air and water” – Examiner
VIVID… Well written…  brilliantly performed…. a thought-provoking slice ofAmericana.” Living Out Loud
“A lovely and touching piece of writing… a beautifully staged, lyrical piece of theatre” —The Tvolution
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Read LA Weekly Review of “American Falls” by Bill Raden

There are many ghosts haunting American Falls, Miki Johnson’s lyrical and intricately woven 2012 drama about trauma, memory and the fundamentally life-affirming nature of storytelling.

The play takes its name from a real place in southeastern Idaho, and the excess of drinking and drug abuse — along with the emotional betrayals and secret cruelties that its working-class characters inflict, endure and mostly shrug off — place American Falls among such fictional small towns as Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, the Grover’s Corners of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and David Lynch’s Lumberton, North Carolina, the town in Blue Velvet.

Tomek Adler and Karl Herlinger in Miki Johnson's "American Falls". Photo by Darrett Sanders.

Tomek Adler and Karl Herlinger in Miki Johnson’s “American Falls”. Photo by Darrett Sanders.

Each of American Falls‘ eight characters has a shocking personal experience to relate — to each other and directly to the audience — in the kind of distanced, anecdotal style that suggests old scar tissue over deep wounds. But the presence of a literal ghost (standout Deborah Puette), who matter-of-factly announces her recent suicide, lights a narrative fuse. The ghost’s increasingly harrowing revelations drive the play’s unrelenting momentum to an explosive, albeit hopeful, conclusion.

Director Chris Fields’ beautifully composed staging (under Jesse Baldridge’s half-shadowed, expressionist lighting) and a well-honed ensemble (including magnetic performances by Leandro Cano and Karl Herlinger) ably realize Johnson’s calculated mix of offhand humor and hair-raising horror — while adroitly sidestepping the material’s potentially melodramatic traps.- “GO!”

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Watch Director Chris Fields Discuss Playwright Miki Johnson and American Falls