The National Arts Centre, Vita Brevis Arts, Canadian Stage, Neptune Theatre, Grand Theatre production of


Adaptation for the Stage by Hannah Moscovitch and Alisa Palmer  
Co-created and Written by Hannah Moscovitch 
Co-created and Directed by Alisa Palmer 
Production Dramaturgy by Mel Hague
Based on the Novel by Ann-Marie MacDonald

Lead Donors - Margaret Fountain, C.M., DFA (H) & David Fountain, C.M.
Developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund. 
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

February 10 - March 5, 2023

Written by the internationally acclaimed Canadian writer Ann-Marie MacDonald, and adapted for the stage by award winning Nova Scotian playwright Hannah Moscovitch, Fall on Your Knees is a sweeping novel that chronicles three generations of Cape Breton’s Piper family. The story moves from the battlefields of the First World War to the emerging jazz scene in Harlem, NY, and into the lives of four unforgettable sisters. This adaptation for the stage spans multiple musical genres and generations, unfolding amid the collision and melding of identities – cultural, class, racial, sexual and gender – at the birth of the modern era.



*PLEASE NOTE: This show is in 2 parts. Please make sure you book for the correct Part.
Part One: Family Tree
Part Two: The Diary


Fountain Hall
February 10 - March 5, 2023


Show Times:
Tuesday to Friday - 7:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday - 1 pm & 7:30 pm


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Lead Donors - Margaret Fountain, C.M., DFA (H) & David Fountain, C.M.

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Neptune Theatre is located on sacred land that has been the site of human activity since time immemorial. We are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq, and we acknowledge them as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land.

As artists, we are grateful to work and build community here. As stewards of culture, we are in the process of learning more about how our company can improve our relations with Indigenous People and uphold the values of collaboration and inclusivity in all that we do.