FAILURE: A LOVE STORY

by Philip Dawkins
By the end of 1928, all three Fail sisters will be dead. Tuneful songs and a whimsical chorus follow the story of Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty as they live out their lives above the family clock repair shop before their time unexpectedly runs out.
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Running Time: 90-95m
  • Cast: 3 f, 2 m, 2 either (7-50 actors possible: 3-48 f, 2-47 m)
Reviews

Robert Bullen, The Huffington Post

"Fantastically macabre."

Hedy Weiss, The Chicago Sun Times

"A wholly wonderful show that is profound, yet at the very same time whimsical beyond all imagining -- a show in which time is of the essence, and in which love and death (especially death that comes suddenly and prematurely) conjoin in the strangest yet most beautiful of waltzes."

Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune

"A Chicago tale full of emotional riches... In particular and most movingly, the play is probing the whole idea of how all of our loves and our happiness are, alas, bound by the confines of time."

Production History
PERFORMANCE DATES PRODUCTION GROUP LOCATION
May 12, 2017 - May 13, 2017 Flower Mound High School Theatre Flower Mound, TX
May 4, 2017 - May 6, 2017 Dublin Jerome High School Dublin, OH
May 4, 2017 - May 5, 2017 Waller High School Theatre Waller, TX
Apr 28, 2017 - May 20, 2017 Planet Ant Theatre Hamtramck, MI
Apr 27, 2017 - Apr 28, 2017 Newnan High School Newnan, GA
Apr 14, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017 Center Theatre Group Los Angeles, CA
Apr 13, 2017 - May 1, 2017 Rockfire Theatre Arabi, LA
Apr 1, 2017 - Jun 1, 2017 BASIS International School Shenzhen Shenzhen,
Mar 2, 2017 - Mar 8, 2017 Syracuse University Dept. Of Drama Syracuse, NY
Feb 24, 2017 - Mar 3, 2017 Oak Grove High School Hattiesburg, MS
Feb 17, 2017 - Feb 18, 2017 Free State High School Lawrence, KS
Feb 3, 2017 - Feb 19, 2017 AthensWest Theatre Company Lexington, KY
Feb 2, 2017 - Feb 12, 2017 Krannert Center For The Performing Arts Urbana, IL
Jan 23, 2017 - Jan 28, 2017 Robbinsdale Cooper High School New Hope, MN
Jan 20, 2017 - Feb 4, 2017 Arena Dinner Theatre Fort Wayne, IN
Jan 12, 2017 - Jan 13, 2017 Oak Grove High School Hattiesburg, MS
Nov 18, 2016 - Nov 20, 2016 Hilliard Bradley High School Hilliard, OH
Nov 17, 2016 - Nov 19, 2016 Lincoln Park High School Chicago, IL
Nov 17, 2016 - Jan 17, 2017 Oak Grove High School Hattiesburg, MS
Nov 11, 2016 - Nov 13, 2016 Connersville High School CONNERSVILLE, IN
Nov 11, 2016 - Nov 19, 2016 Washougal High School Washougal, WA
Nov 4, 2016 - Nov 13, 2016 Foothills Community Theatre MARION, NC
Nov 3, 2016 - Nov 4, 2016 BASIS Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ
Oct 27, 2016 - Nov 5, 2016 Actors Bridge Ensemble Nashville, TN
Oct 20, 2016 - Oct 22, 2016 WBMS Theatre Johns Creek, GA
Sep 23, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016 University Of Evansville Evansville, IN
Aug 10, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016 Burlington County Footlighters Cinnaminson, NJ
Aug 5, 2016 - Aug 7, 2016 One Song Productions Carrboro, NC
Jul 27, 2016 - Jul 27, 2016 N/a Highland Heights, KY
Apr 22, 2016 - Apr 23, 2016 Saint Vincent Academy Newark, NJ
Apr 15, 2016 - Apr 15, 2016 Bunker Hill Community College, Student Activities Boston, MA
Apr 9, 2016 - Apr 9, 2016 BASIS Scottsdale Phoenix, AZ
Apr 7, 2016 - Apr 16, 2016 Indiana University - Theatre Northwest Gary, IN
Mar 12, 2016 - Mar 12, 2016 Village Academy Schools Powell, OH
Mar 3, 2016 - Mar 12, 2016 Walden Theatre Corp. Louisville, KY
Mar 3, 2016 - Mar 12, 2016 Walden Theatre Louisville, KY
Feb 4, 2016 - Feb 4, 2016 Milton High School Theatre Columbus, GA
Jan 19, 2016 - Jan 24, 2016 The Theatre School At DePaul University Chicago, IL
Jan 8, 2016 - Jan 9, 2016 Village Academy Schools Powell, OH
Nov 13, 2015 - Nov 14, 2015 Theatre [502] Louisville, KY
Nov 10, 2015 - Nov 12, 2015 Marion ISD Marion, TX
Nov 7, 2015 - Nov 7, 2015 Milton High School Theatre Kathleen, GA
Nov 7, 2015 - Nov 21, 2015 Glass Theatre Lynchburg, VA
Nov 6, 2015 - Nov 15, 2015 Theatre [502] Louisville, KY
Nov 6, 2015 - Nov 28, 2015 PURE Theatre Charleston, SC
Nov 5, 2015 - Nov 22, 2015 Class 6 Theatre Mesa, AZ
Nov 2, 2015 - Dec 12, 2015 The New School for Drama New York, NY
Oct 21, 2015 - Oct 24, 2015 Milton High School Theatre Milton, GA
Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015 Mt. View High School Bookstore Tucson, AZ
Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 5, 2015 Harvey Theatre Interlochen, MI
Jul 25, 2015 - Aug 29, 2015 Coeurage Theatre Company Los Angeles, CA
May 8, 2015 - May 8, 2015 Rockwall High School Rockwall, TX
May 6, 2015 - Jun 7, 2015 Cape Cod Repertory Theatre Co. Brewster, MA
May 1, 2015 - May 1, 2015 East Mecklenburg High School Indian Land, SC
Apr 30, 2015 - May 2, 2015 Burbank High School Burbank, CA
Apr 16, 2015 - Apr 25, 2015 University Wisconsin Fox Theatre Menasha, WI
Apr 10, 2015 - Apr 11, 2015 Franklin University Switzerland Sorengo,
Mar 26, 2015 - Apr 4, 2015 Lake Forest College Lake Forest, IL
Mar 5, 2015 - Mar 6, 2015 Junction City High School Junction City, OR
Dec 1, 2014 - Dec 2, 2014 Rincon/University High School Tucson, AZ
Jul 18, 2014 - Jul 19, 2014 Friends of Perry-Mansfield, Inc. Steamboat Springs, CO
Nov 20, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
Oct 9, 2014 - Oct 13, 2014 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC
Aug 1, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival Minneapolis, MN
Jun 5, 2014 - Jun 29, 2014 Marin Theatre Company Mill Valley, CA
Apr 25, 2014 - May 18, 2014 The HUB Theatre Fairfax, VA
Jan 29, 2014 - Feb 1, 2014 Denver School of the Arts Denver, CO
Jan 22, 2014 - Feb 16, 2014 Stages Repertory Theater Houston, TX
Oct 23, 2013 - Oct 28, 2013 Cornish College of the Arts Seattle, WA
Oct 10, 2013 - Oct 26, 2013 The Catamounts Boulder, CO
Jul 14, 2013 - Aug 10, 2013 Illinois Shakespeare Festival Normal, IL
May 8, 2013 - May 26, 2013 Azuka Theatre Company Philadelphia, PA
Nov 16, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012 Victory Gardens Theater Chicago, IL