Mr. Landing Takes a Fall
“One of those multifaceted finds that rewards those who bravely search out new plays at small theaters.” — The L Magazine (on The Chess Lesson)
Sari Caine “proves to be both a gifted physical actress… and one who can find emotional truth in everything.” — TheaterMania
Slightly Altered States Theater Company presents the World Premiere of MR. LANDING TAKES A FALL, an absurdist comedy by Sari Caine, directed by Sherri Eden Barber. Inspired by Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the play was a PlayPenn 2013 semi-finalist and short-listed for both the 24/7 (UK) and the Ronald Duncan Award (UK).
In MR. LANDING TAKES A FALL, a woman secretly decides to put her family’s longtime home up for sale. When a young couple stumbles into the house, a darkly comic dystopian journey begins. What does Home really mean, and how do you live with the ones you love — or leave them?
MR. LANDING TAKES A FALL stars Adam LeFevre, Kathryn Rossetter, Sari Caine and David Rigo and production design team Meghan Fisher (stage manager), Derek Wright (lights), Clifton Chadwick (Set design), Mark Van Hare (sound design and composition), fight choreography by Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum, costume design Caitlin Cisek, casting Alison McBryde
Sari Caine is a NYC bred playwright and actress. Her plays, which include The Chess Lesson, The Thing About Dan, Rabbit on the Landing, The Cafe Plays, Endicott, and Christmas Island, have been produced at IRT, Jimmy’s No. 43, Roy Arias Theater, and The Strawberry Festival. As an actress she has appeared in Orange is the New Black, and Mr Destiny. The Crucible Off-Broadway, Hey You Lightman, Picasso at the Lapin-Agile, The Children’s Hour with Kate Burton, A Change Of Address with Allison Janney, and shows at Circle in the Square, EST, York Theater, St. Clements, La Mama, and Arclight.
Sherri Eden Barber is a New York-based theatre director. Recent directing credits include: Herman Kline’s Midlife Crisis with Adam Lefevre (The Beckett), Inadmissible (Canal Park Playhouse), Latrell: Live Tonight! (Joe’s Pub), Love, Yourself (New York Theatre Workshop/IHI Gala), Tapefaces (Ars Nova), Dance Lessons (Theatre Row, winner of the Samuel French Short Play Festival), Empire of the Trees (Abingdon Theatre), Only You Can Prevent Wildfires (Culture Project), and How To Quit Smoking and Baptism (Atlantic). She has developed new work with The Orchard Project, New York Theatre Workshop, Harlem Stage, Classic Theatre of Harlem, Primary Stages, The Flea, Culture Project, The 24 Hour Play Company, and The Old Vic. Sherri is a Drama League Directing Fellow and recipient of the US/UK Exchange Award. She was awarded the SDCF Directing Observership and was an Ockrent Directing Fellowship nominee. She received her MFA in Directing from The New School for Drama.
Slightly Altered States is a not-for-profit theater company made up of actors, writers, and improvisers. The company devoted to darkly funny, slightly absurd material that deals truthfully with the extraordinary in everyday circumstances. Since its inception in 2011 under Artistic Director Sari Caine and Managing Director David Rigo, Slightly Altered States has been the recipients of residencies at IRT, Space on Ryder Farm, Jimmy’s No. 43, and Manhattan Theater Source. For more information, visit www.slightlyaltered.org.