Actors’ Theatre presentation of Tony-nominated ‘Next Fall’ will make audiences think
Published: Saturday, January 21, 2012, 7:00 AM
By Lorilee Craker | The Grand Rapids Press
GRAND RAPIDS — Luke is a devout believer who thinks his homosexuality is a sin; Adam is an atheist who believes in everything but God.
Despite their different world views, they have made their relationship work for five years when a car accident changes everything. This is the setup for “Next Fall,” a play to be staged for the first time in West Michigan by Actors’ Theatre, starting Thursday.
Director Tom Kaechele was riveted when he saw it off-Broadway in 2009.
“I loved this play, because it made me think more than I ever have in the theater,” he said. “Just when you think you know where the play sides, it surprises you. When you think it will go left, it goes right.”
“Next Fall” opened off-Broadway in 2009 before playing at the Helen Hayes Theatre until July 2010 after 150-plus performances. It garnered golden critical acclaim and top award nominations, including for the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play. (…)