The Fall

The Berlin Project at Flamboyan 

by Anita Kirpalani & Saviana Stanescu

Director: Simon Hanukai

Scenic Design: Josh Lacovelli

Lighting Design: David  Bengali

Puppet Designer: Kathleen Doyle

Costume Design: Ricky Lurie

The Fall follows Doru Popescu, a young rebel with a noble cause: a world without walls. When the Berlin Wall comes down, and the mother of his newborn daughter dies, Doru is launched into a world of fatherhood, responsibility and the promise of freedom. Surviving the bloody regime of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and the fall of the Iron Curtain, Doru becomes a journalist, open-heartedly voicing his poetic ideals. Through word, movement and video, the piece weaves together Doru's story, his struggle to connect with his daughter, and his plight against the "wall-builders" - a pair of fantastical administrators on a mission to slice up the world by building a multitude of new walls.

Doru and his Girlfriend
Doru and his Girlfriend
The Administrators
The Administrators
Doru in Germany
Doru in Germany
Babushka dance
Babushka dance
Dora the reporter
Dora the reporter
Building a wall
Building a wall
Detail of building a wall
Detail of building a wall
Doru in New York 25 years later
Doru in New York 25 years later