On the surface, Ophelia has always appeared to be the perfect image of fairness and beauty. Slowly losing control of her own life, Ophelia is left to find her own escape from a world of restraint, deceit, and loss. Through movement, sound, and poetry, O Fallen One explores what Shakespeare’s fallen damsel would dream, imagine, and recall as she descends to her death.
Listen to playwright Sinan Zafar and actress Megan Ruble in an interview with The LAFPI podcast: http://lafpi.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/O-Fallen-One-podcast.mp3
“A captivating devised exploration of Ophelia” -Ellen Dostal (Shakespeare in LA blog)
“O Fallen One struck a chord with me. I found the beautiful staging, haunting music and thoughtful performances compelling” -Heidi Powers (The Real Housekeepers of Studio City)
“The actors use movement effectively to show the characters’ inner states of mind, and the scene where Ophelia is being swallowed by the water was especially creatively staged and moving” -Alyson Mead (The Other F Word)
“A very compelling first workshop including some of the best acting work I’ve seen at Fringe so far” -Brooke Silva
West Coast premiere. Two English schoolgirls, born 175 years apart, suffer similar horrors travelling to the East. Winner of the major theatre awards in Edinburgh, Adelaide & Prague. *****Sunday Mail *****Adelaide Theatre Guide ***** The Advertiser