Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘Faithfall’ a tight, complex play on a mission of insights
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – A nun commits suicide. The nun has a checkered past. The nun has an admired recent present.
Her estranged biological sister and her colleague/priest try to sort out the nun and themselves as they bob roughly in her wake.
That’s the gist of “Faithfall,” a tightly-wrapped play that is in its world-premiere presentation by way of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre and Dance and COVID-19.
Without the coronavirus, Thomas Michael Campbell’s play would not have been forced into a situation where valuable additional accesses are gained online. A preview segment introduces the players, the playwright and informational background materials. A post-show segment contains four experts speaking about the complexities of the suicidal, with the playwright noting his motivation:
“Let’s use theater to talk about things we don’t want to talk about.”
The play is theater with a purpose.
See Warren Gerds review at wearegreenbay.com.