A Must-See Theatre Performance for Teens and Parents
Still/Falling tells the story of Nina. Nina has a great life. She loves her family, she does well in school, and her friends are awesome. But suddenly Nina starts feeling… off, and she finds herself slipping into a dark reality she cannot understand, let alone articulate to the people around her. Still/Falling follows Nina as she tries to come to terms with what it means to struggle with anxiety and depression, and to rise above it with as much strength, and as few scars, as possible. A realistic, honest, and bitingly funny look at the difference between ‘teen angst’ and mental illness and the ways vulnerable kids can start to find their way out of the dark.
Green Thumb Theatre chose to produce Still/Falling in order to encourage conversation and awareness and to help young people gain a deeper understanding of mental health, and how it can affect themselves and their peers. Green Thumb Theatre creates and produces plays that explore social issues relevant to the lives of children, youth and young adults. Their productions celebrate the language and stories of today’s generation and culture,
stimulating empathy, debate and critical thinking.
Depression & Anxiety By the Numbers
● Young Canadians are suffering from rising levels of anxiety, stress, depression and even suicide. Close to 20% (1 in 5) have a mental health issue.
● The number of 12-19 year olds in Canada at risk for developing depression is a staggering 3.2 million.
● Once depression is recognized, help can make a difference for 80% of people who are affected, allowing them to get back to their regular activities.
● In Canada, only 1 out of 5 children who need mental health services receives them.
This show is presented in partnership with Spruce Grove and Stony Plain Family and Community Support Services.
Recommended age: 12+
Running time: 50 minutes - no intermission. Q & A with artist to follow
Green Thumb Theatre's previous Horizon Stage appearances: 1984, 1985, 1987, 2006, 2009
$10 for all ages. General admission seating. Not eligible for discount, does not count toward discount package total.
If ticket price is a barrier, subsidies are available for eligible families by calling 780-962-7618 in Spruce Grove or 780-963-8583 in Stony Plain.
This show is sponsored by: