All Fall Down Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889223363
Pages: 128
Pub. Date: January 1 1994
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.5"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Categories
Drama / DRA013000

  • DRAMA / Canadian
  • FICTION / Humorous / General
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Suicide

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All Fall Down

By Wendy Lill

A “crucible-inspired” drama surrounding an inquiry into a doubtful molestation incident in a small town daycare, All Fall Down is a play about witch-hunting in the late 20th century.

The rumours and whispers in the community—every suspicion of the unusual, the eccentric, the unexplained—are added to the growing body of evidence that a heinous evil is afoot in the quiet innocence of the daycare centre. No distinction between circumstantial and substantive evidence is made: the evil is too profound, the threat too great. How, in such a poisoned atmosphere, does one maintain one’s sanity and reason, one’s imagination, compassion and sense of fairness? How does one determine what actually took place? What does one do in the absence of proof?

Cast of 2 women and 2 men.

Short-listed 1994 Governor General's Award for Drama

All Fall Down is not about child abuse but rather about protecting the search for truth… Lill examines the roots of intolerance and hysteria and their effects on love… a powerful piece of work that affects every parent in the heart and gut. All Fall Down is a workout for the brain as well!”
—Globe and Mail

“Lill writes with compassion and complexity, with an unerring eye and seemingly effortless finesse – what more could you ask for?”
—Calgary Herald