The Truth, 10 April 2013
A deceptively straightforward
tale about a young man (Peter McNerney) saved from committing suicide by a woman (Chet Siegel) he has never encountered before.
The two of them appear on a coast-co-coast breakfast show; the young man promises to go out with the woman, and the two of
them embark on what seems to be a happy relationship.
Unfortunately things don't turn out according to the script. The man never wants to
leave the woman alone, and has the habit of declaring his love in extravagant ways. The woman asks him to leave her
alone, but he pays no heed. The strain of sustaining such a relationship becomes too much for her, and she vents her
frustration in a shocking way.
The title Falling not only refers to the act of committing suicide, but also describes the couple's
relationship; it always seems to be falling flat, even though they declare their love for one another. The two actors
gave convincing performances: Siegel's nervous energy contrasted with McNerney's good-natured obsessiveness. As
usual with The Truth's productions, the soundscape was beautifully realized; the production is best listened to through headphones.