Catastrophic Theatre presents American Falls by Miki Johnson
A sort of Our Town for current times, American Falls asks ancient, unanswerable questions: What is it to live? What becomes of the child on the mysterious road to adulthood? What is it like to grow old? What does it mean to die?
The play follows a day in the lives of six living people and two dead ones in American Falls, Idaho. From a ghost drinking beer in a lawn chair to a Native American shoe salesman, the population of American Falls is the product of "America's improbable experiment." If not yet a melting pot then perhaps a mixing bowl, filled with stories at once funny and sad, full of heartache and pain, with love found and then lost.
The world premiere of American Falls marks the arrival of a vital new voice for the American theater. Miki Johnson has been an accomplished actor for 17 years and she writes as an actor would: With characters that need each other and that need to move forward in their lives.