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International Falls


About the Show

Unhappy with his life and his marriage, yet touring the country trying to make people laugh, Tim meets Dee, an equally unhappy wife and mother working as a front desk receptionist at a hotel in International Falls, Minnesota. When they end up in bed together after his show, what begins as an unassuming one-night stand turns into an unexpected connection as two comedians, one burned out and one aspiring, discuss their insecurities, relationships, and comedy acts. INTERNATIONAL FALLS explores what happens when a man who makes jokes about his own life meets someone who forces him to examine the truth behind them.

About the Artist

Thomas Ward (Playwright) is a writer and actor based in Minneapolis. His plays include KEEPING WATCH, GOING WITH JENNY (co-written with Sherry Jo Ward), BINGE, and INTERNATIONAL FALLS. He co-wrote the screenplay of the independent feature film SIRONIA starring Jeremy Sisto, Carrie Preston, Tony Hale, and Amy Acker. As an actor, he has worked at theatres all over the country including Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Georgia Shakespeare, and Actors Theatre of Louisville, among many others. 

Greyman Theatre Company (Producer), created in 2009, is a non-profit theatre company in New York City with the mission to discover and cultivate new voices and support the growth of artists while fostering an engaging, challenging, and relevant dialogue with our audiences. Greyman has produced new critically acclaimed plays and musicals, beginning in its inaugural year with DANI GIRL, which moved from Waco to Dallas and played at WaterTower Theatre's Out of the Loop Fringe Festival. In its third year, Greyman relocated to New York City to further its work developing and showcasing new voices. Seeking to become a permanent and vital presence in NYC, Greyman will begin producing in 2014, along with providing an innovative and dynamic education program.

Quoted in the Press

"One of the best original scripts I’ve ever seen produced. INTERNATIONAL FALLS zigzags brilliantly between hilarity and depression." -Dallas Morning News  "Unrelentingly honest." -TheaterJones  "A tragically funny study on the connection between pain and comedy" -Oregon Arts Watch

"Seamless and professional in their work, a performance by Greyman is not to be missed! Grade: A" -Baylor Lariat

Earlier Event: February 23
Shakespeare Playground
Later Event: February 28
City Hall