“Part of the recovery process is to be okay with one’s former self. I myself am an ex-gay. My therapy involved working with horses… you know, cleaning them out and such. I mean we didn’t ride them or anything. That would be ridiculous.”
On the eve of her 40th birthday, Susan walks into a clinic that claims it can cure her of her “homosexual tendencies”. As the stories of her sit-com-loving mother, her confident new girlfriend and the clinic’s strange but sweet receptionist unravel around her, Susan must finally confront the secrets she can no longer hide.
Inspired by real accounts of conversion therapy, award-winning playwright Stef Smith uncovers the intertwining stories of four women in this brand new play about love, identity, and The Golden Girls…
Written by Olivier Award-winning writer Stef Smith (RoadKill, Falling/Flying, The Silence Of Bees, Tea and Symmetry).
Directed by Ros Philips (My Name is Rachel Corrie, Falling/Flying, A Hundred Tiny Plays about Britain).
Performed by Julie Hale and Mary Gapinski.
Commissioned for Glasgay! Festival 2013.
Praise for Falling/Flying:
“political, observational, mystical, erotic, tragic”
“gorgeous, funny, brave”
Also on as part of Glasgay! at the Arches: The Worst Of Scottee