Stacy Makishi's solo The Falsettos premiered to great acclaim at Chelsea Theatre in 2013 and has since toured to The Basement (Brighton), Arnolfini (Bristol), Colchester Arts Centre, Z Arts Word of Warning (Manchester), Live at LICA (Lancaster), Toynbee Studios (London), BRUT (Vienna), Norwich Arts Centre and Warwick Arts Centre. It is now a firm part of Stacy Makishi’s repertoire and available in 2014/15. It can now be accompanied by an award-winning documentary film by Claire Nolan, The Making of The Falsettos, featuring Stacy and key collaborators Joshua Sofaer, Lois Weaver, Vick Ryder and Peggy Shaw.
The Falsettos is classic Makishi in that it brings seemingly disparate ideas together in a poetic and disarmingly funny way. The Falsettos splices together influences from The Sopranos, E.T. And Barbra Streisand. Mobs, midlife, lowlife and taboo get the Makishi treatment - uncompromising, compassionate and joyously absurd. Geographically distant from her beloved and increasingly ancient mum in Hawaii, Makishi speaks the unthinkable yet undeniable desire to spare her any further pain by killing her. Perhaps love and violence are not such strangers after all.
Created by Stacy Makishi
With the Aloha Gang: Jo Alitt, Claire Nolan, Lisa Asagi, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver
Produced by Niki Tomlinson