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Voices of the South presents Reasons for Falling; a modern retelling of the Icarus myth. Set against a backdrop of lightning bugs, magnolias, and the Mississippi River, the lives of two music-obsessed teenagers are equally governed by Bible stories and the voices from a record player holding promises of a life outside their impossibly small town. Experiencing love, fear, betrayal, grief, and freedom, they build wings out of their favorite albums and dream of spinning the moon like a record.
This is the story of a boy determined to find his mother and to fly across the forbidden raging river.
This is the story of a prophetic girl named Isaiah who is losing her grasp on the boy that she loves.
This is the story of a father coming to terms with his own mistakes.
This is the story of finding the freedom of flight while dealing with the grief after a fall.
This is the story of Icarus.
Written by Leslie Barker and Joe McDaniel
Directed by Leslie Barker
Music by Jeff Lusk
Set Design by Chad Irwin
Costumes by Ashley Kopera
Graphic Design: Jonathan Blackwell
Cast: Nick Crisafulli, Davis Fancher, Michael Joiner, Mollye McDaniel, Lena Wallace
Voices of the South and Theatre South are generously funded by:
ArtsMemphis, Tennessee Arts Commission, Dorothy O. Kirsch, The Jeniam Foundation
…and other members of the community.
Voices of the South
Voices of the South creates, produces, and performs theatre from diverse southern perspectives.