Cornell Theatre: “Those That Fall”

Winter view of the outside of Cornell College's Armstrong Hall & Youngker Hall

Cornell Theatre: “Those That Fall”

“Those That Fall” was conceived and directed by Janeve West and written by the ensemble.

  • April 22, 23, 29, and 30 at 7:30 p.m.
  • April 24 at 2 p.m.

Actual articles from the Des Moines Register note that, in 1903, the town of Van Meter, Iowa was “visited” by a giant bat-like creature over the course of four consecutive nights. The creature was seen by prominent businessmen who spotted it flying between roof-tops, climbing telephone poles and emanating an eerie light. Firing shots, they followed it to an abandoned coal mine where it fell into the shaft and disappeared. Following it into the darkness was another, smaller, creature. These “visitors” may be gone, but the stories, tales, hopes, dreams and fears remain. Inspired by these events, Those that Fall will be a devised production (generated by the ensemble, rather than beginning with a traditional script) that will explore the social tensions that spark the gruesome, glorious and sometimes necessary tales that pull us together and tear us apart. Set in a fictionalized mid-western town, these facts, fictions, half-truths, hopes, dreams and lies will have to fall away for the community to survive.

Ticket Pricing:

  • Adults $10
  • Seniors/Students/Youth $7
  • Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount.

Contact the Box Office at (319) 895-4293 to reserve tickets.

The Plumb-Fleming Studio Theatre is located in Armstrong Hall and it is accessible through the front or rear doors of Youngker. Visitor parking is available in the lot behind and to the south of the theatres at the corner of College.

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Apr 24 2016


2:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Cornell College Armstrong Hall's Plumb-Fleming Studio Theatre - Mount Vernon, Iowa
600 First Street SW


Cathy Schonhorst
(319) 895-4228
[email protected]