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Dance and the Aging Process in Night Falls

Image by Kristen Sims

What advice would you give someone decades younger, someone hoping to benefit from wisdom you’re not sure you've gained? On the eve of her sixtieth birthday, Peregrine wracks her sleepless brain for the birthday speech that's hopefully hidden somewhere in her cerebellum. Flipping through her life for mistakes and triumphs and how to move forward, Peregrine's search for meaning - not to mention a damn speech - takes an unexpected turn when a visitor knocks. 

Night Falls is a world premiere collaboration between award-winning playwright and director Julie Hébert and San Francisco choreographer Deborah Slater about the complexities of being human and how we live our lives. Using dance, storytelling, and dramatic devices, Night Falls makes an internal dialogue physical as it explores what it means to age. 

October 21-30. ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street. Tickets are $17-20 at 415-863-9834 or odcdance.org.