Falling In Time

Overview

One of the most controversial and uncompromising Canadian plays in recent memory, C. E. Gatchalian’s Falling In Time is an epic exploration of armed conflict, masculinity, sexuality, love, and forgiveness.ÂSet in Vancouver in 1994, the year of the death of North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung, the play criss-crosses two hemispheres and spans more than forty years. Through all this, four distinctly different lives intertwine. Steve is an aging, outrageous, bisexual Korean War vet who embodies the sadistic tendencies of...
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Overview

One of the most controversial and uncompromising Canadian plays in recent memory, C. E. Gatchalian’s Falling In Time is an epic exploration of armed conflict, masculinity, sexuality, love, and forgiveness.ÂSet in Vancouver in 1994, the year of the death of North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung, the play criss-crosses two hemispheres and spans more than forty years. Through all this, four distinctly different lives intertwine. Steve is an aging, outrageous, bisexual Korean War vet who embodies the sadistic tendencies of Western imperialism that polite society has too often tried to sweep from view. Jamie is an aloof, repressed ESL teacher haunted by a troubled childhood. Chang Hyun is a young Korean student brimming with anti-Western sentiment and still reeling from a traumatic experience in the military. In the middle of it all is Eun Ha, a woman who lives through the Korean War and, against all odds, finds the will to survive.ÂA brutally honest depiction of war, rape, racism and animal sexuality, Falling In Time asks the question “How do we let go?”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897289730
  • Publisher: J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/20/2012
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Born, raised and based in Vancouver, C. E. Gatchalian is a writer of plays, poetry, fiction and essays. An alumnus of the University of British Columbia’s Creative Writing program, he is the author of nine plays, including Motifs & Repetitions, Crossing, Broken and People Like Vince. The recipient of numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the British Columbia Arts Council, and the winner of the 2005 Gordon Armstrong Playwright’s Rent Award, he has been Playwright-in-Residence at the Playhouse Theatre Company and the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver, and Writer-in-Residence at the Berton House Writers’ Retreat in Dawson City, Yukon. His work has appeared on stages in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto and New Zealand. Website: www.cegatchalian.com.
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