Whale Fall (Fringe BYOV)

WINNER – Critics Pick Award,
Hamilton Fringe Festival 2022

WINNER (2nd Place) – New Play Contest,
Hamilton Fringe Festival 2022


CRITICS PICK – Beyond James


TOP TEN MUST SEE Plays of Hamilton Fringe – Preview by Urbanicity Hamilton


TOP MUST SEE SHOWS (Honourable Mention) Steel City Girl Reviews


“a highly engaging cautionary tale, and its message is vitally important to our society as a whole… absolutely a show that you should check out.” – Review by Beyond James


“Captivating, emotional and authentic… experience this show. It is harrowing. It is profound. It is poetry in motion.”Review by Steel City Girl Reviews


“A well-written and developed piece of theatre… [Lawlor and Louter] deliver strong and powerful performances, under the expert direction of Aaron Joel Craig” – Review by View Magazine


Whale Fall pushes audiences to ponder deep and difficult questions about climate change through the intimate lens of a father-daughter story.” – Preview by Steel City Girl Reviews


“A play about memory and family, but also about transformation and what we leave behind for those that we love.” – Preview by View Hamilton magazine

Whale Fall Site Promo

Whale Fall is a one act drama about the extinction of Canada’s southern resident orca population and the journey of one woman to find the last remaining whale while struggling to hold on to the memories of her father. Part coming of age story and part fable for the era of climate change, Whale Fall is an intimate duet between two characters as they navigate the painful waters of family, memory and species extinction. This production will be a BYOV presented in partnership with the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts.


Written by Stephen Near
Directed by Aaron Joel Craig

Stephanie Hope Lawlor and Ray Louter


$12.00 + $1.75 fee

Hamilton Conservatory For The Arts (BYOV #2)
126 James St South, Hamilton, ON

steps away from the GO Station

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♦ All shows at 7:30 PM ♦
Thursday, July 21
Friday, July 22
Saturday, July 23
Sunday, July 24
Thursday, July 28
Friday, July 29
Saturday, July 30
Sunday, July 31

Full show program

LINK for Media Material


Whale sound mix

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