Saturday, February 4, 2017

1 Year Ago Today Smokefall Performances Began in NYC

Smokefall performances began one year ago today, on February 4th, 2016 at the  Lucille Lortel Theatre in NYC.Smokefall was Robin’s stage debut, playing the role of Violet, “a dreamy but loving mother”. (New York Times)

  • “Tunney skillfully conveys both deep maternal love and a careworn forbearance.” (The Daily Beast)
  • “Tunney injects Violet’s natural defeatism with compelling warmth.” (Talkin’ Broadway)
  • “Robin Tunney, making her stage debut as Violet, is also exceptional”.  (NY Theatre Guide)
Seeing this play was probably the most beautiful memory I have of 2016. Seeing Robin performing such a character was exciting, moving, something I'll keep in my heart forever.
One of the parts of the play that moved me the most was Violet singing a lullaby for her babies:

"Remember this space
Before light knows your name
Before my warm embrace
Before joy, before pain
Remember this wait
Before love, before hate
Your lives without time
Remember this song
I'm singing for you
It won't be long
Then you'll sing it too."
(extract taken from 'Smokefall' by Noah Haidle - Dramatist Play Service Inc.)

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