A Tree, Falling

"touching, endearing performances..." -- Mark Bretz, Ladue News

"a brilliant production, and... something to chew on after" -- Bradley Rohlf, St. Louis Limelight

"Upstream Theater brings humor and compassion with 'A Tree, Falling'" -- Steve Allen, Stage Door St. Louis

"Cristie Johnston continues Upstream's tradition of superb production values." -- Steve Callahan, KDHX


Octogenarian Lenny was once a busy physician at the epicenter of a vibrant family who now has no recollection whatever of his earlier life. These days his chief adventure is the daily tracking down of the remote control—at least until a friendly social worker named Lola shows up. Try as she might to help Lenny recover his memory, though, he continues to live within the moment, and the poignancy of his plight forces Lola to question the meaning of her own past as well as her future.

Award-winning playwright Ron Elisha captures the everyday moments of humor as well as sadness that result from Alzheimer’s or dementia, while gently reminding us of our own fragility as we try to maintain our balance on the tightrope between night and day, between yesterday and tomorrow, between meaning and meaninglessness.

Michael Dorsey directs Jerry Vogel* and Kari Ely* in this “witty, moving, and beautifully observed” piece (Kate Herbert, Melbourne Herald Sun).

       *denotes member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States


April 13-15, 19-22, 26-29

Thurs-Sat at 8 PM

Sundays at 7 PM except April 29 at 2 PM

At the Kranzberg Arts Center

501 N. Grand (at Olive)

Tickets $35, $30 for seniors 65 and over, $25 for full-time students with valid ID



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