Smokefall $13

Noah Haidle

Published by Dramatists Play Service

3 Male 2 Female

Magical realism collides with manic vaudeville in this unique family drama...

Fetuses swap philosophy while awaiting their birth

A daughter eats dirt and doesn't speak

A father is about to drive away and never return

And there's an apple tree growing through the walls of the house

Whipping between astonishing tenderness to profound humor and back again, Smokefall explores the lives of a family in a lyrical treatise on the fragility of life

And the power of love

M3,F2 (doubling)


"quixotic, gorgeousa deeply moving family drama a very fine new American play" ~ Chicago Tribune

" .. rich and nuancedHaidle implies that whatever individual family members do, and however our loved ones err, fail, and injure those closest to them, the notion of family, and a family's history and love, will persist" ~ The Daily Beast

" ... a glorious playwith a unique blend of sophistication and open-heartedness. It is a work that leaves you thinking about every human connection you have, whether on an intimate scale (with your family [and] romantic relationships), or the cosmic one (the whole grand cycle of life, love, loss, hope against hope, guilt, experience, inheritance and death). Haidle's genius is that along with the pain and wistfulness come great bursts of true comic brilliance, so you leave the theater in a strange state of tearful exuberance" ~ Chicago Sun-Times


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