The sky rained steel, a hail of bolts, buckets, & acetyline tanks.


adapted from the book of poetry by Gary Geddes
adapted for the stage and directed by Christopher Weddell

Year II

Performance Hall Drama

March 11-13
About the Show
Performance Dates
Creative Team
Press Coverage

“Meaningful.” -The Georgia Straight

On June 17, 1958, Vancouver’s Second Narrows Bridge collapsed while under construction. Eighteen men plunged to their deaths, and many others were injured. Falsework provides an elegiac portrait of the many lives affected by the crumpling of that seemingly indomitable structure. Balancing documentary and fiction, this premiere workshop production follows compelling characters through intimate vignettes as families and workers struggle to come to terms with this terrible accident.

Content Advisory Strong language, grief, and loud noises.

Falsework is approximately one hour and fifty-five minutes in length, with a 15 minute intermission.


Livestream Schedule

Thursday, March 11 7:30pm
Friday, March 12
Saturday, March 13 7:30pm

Dates subject to change if required by the Provincial Health Authority.

photo credit Peter Pokorny

Elizabeth Fehr ‘Stewie’, Nun, Marina’s Husband, Background in Vienna
Natasha Glass Katie, Steelworker
Jaren Guerreiro
John Mckibbin, Erich, Marceau, Rescue Worker, Mac’s Father
Madeline Jane
Alice, Manon, Mitzi
Hannah Kinch
‘Stormin’ Norman Atkinson
Mackenzie Langdon
Lou Lessard, Barbara Mckibbin, Mitzi
Grace Martin Herta, Mcfoo
Abby McCallum ‘Panicky’ Bill Stroud, Ginger 42
Greg Murdoch
Gareth, Alexander
Tiffany Oud Marie, Steelworker
Adrian Palek
 Mac, Jack, Pops
Hailey Sabourin Delia (the consultant), Angelica, Doyle
Josie Schmalz Eve, Rae-anne
Tyler Spencer Gary Poirier, Background in Vienna
Eilidh Tew Marina, Cave Waiter, Classmate, Rescue Worker

adapted from the book of poetry by Gary Geddes
adapted for the stage by Christopher Weddell

director Christopher Weddell
production manager / lighting design / livestream director R.J. Peters
stage manager Kyra Reine
year ii play common set design Caleb Marshall & R.J. Peters
costume design Shannon Carmichael
sound & projection design Christopher Weddell
production associate Eleanor Kschischang
fight director Jacques Lemay
music directors Madeline Jane & Mackenzie Langdon
movement Jaren Guerriero, Mackenzie Langdon, & Adrian Palek
assistant stage managers Grace Martin & Abby McCallum
lighting assistant Hannah Kinch
costume assistant Hailey Sabourin

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