What Is the Story of Next Fall?
A non-traditional love story told through a series of flashbacks, Next Fall follows the romance of Luke and Adam and the loved ones that orbit around them. Luke and Adam’s mismatched May-December romance has survived five years of ups and downs, but one nagging issue continues to rear its head: faith. Luke is a devout Christian and Adam is skeptical about the existence of God. When an unexpected tragedy befalls one of them, the other must face his faith—both in his love and in the universe at large—while the couple’s friends and family bring their own questions to the table.
“Deeply moving and surprisingly funny. The six-person ensemble delivers terrific performances. [Playwright] Geoffrey Nauffts reveals a talent for sharp comic dialogue.”Review by Frank Scheck from The Hollywood Reporter
“The best new American play of the Broadway season. If you go, which you should, be prepared to laugh some, perhaps to cry some, and then to rise in appreciation.”Review by Adam Feldman from Time Out New York
What Is Next Fall Like?
Next Fall is a modern romance with a thought-provoking edge. While the characters are familiar—the closeted gay son, the religious Southern father, the wise-cracking best friend, etc.—their conversations, interactions and the questions they raise cover refreshingly new territory. The play delivers its heaviest questions on the backs or razor-sharp comic gems, making sure this drama never drags.
Is Next Fall Good for Kids?
A show about adult issues, concerns and romantic entanglements, Next Fall is geared toward a mature audience. Homosexual themes, foul language, and an over two-hour runtime are factors to consider if you're bringing younger kids, though savvy teens will find it easy to connect with the kind of characters, comedic pacing and ideas already becoming more prevalent in mainstream TV and film. Younger viewers may also find the sequencing of the show, which jumps between the past a present, confusing.