Fallen Saints

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Hollywood Gothique Says:

Clever in concept, Fallen Saints makes good use of limited space and production values evoke occult atmosphere in period settings. Early installments perhaps promised more than they delivered, but the series continues to grow in stature every year.

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Fallen Saints General Information

Fallen Saints is an annual anthology series of short plays staged by Force of Nature Productions, loosely connected by the recurring character of Darkness, who observes and perhaps encourages the darkness lurking within humanity. The stories, which sometimes incorporate interactive elements, tend to use period settings and/or historical incidents (the Whitechapel Murders, the Salem Witch Trials), with an emphasis on human tragedy leading to horrific consequences.

The series presented its first installment in 2016, which was simply titled Fallen Saints at the time, though it has been retroactively labeled Fallen Saints: White Chapel. It took the form of a seance that resurrects the spirit of Jack the Ripper. Fallen Saints: Dia De Los Muertos followed in 2017, presenting an origin story for the legendary character of La Llorona ("The Crying Woman"), the ghost of a woman who murdered her children. The following year offered Fallen Saints: Dark, highlighting the character of Darkness, which uncharacteristically arrived in August, well before the Halloween season. 2019's Fallen Saints: Salem was a fictionalized retelling of the famous witch hysteria of 1609.

One clever aspect of the series is that it does not always spell out its intentions, instead providing information and allowing audiences to put the pieces together. Thus Fallen Saints: White Chapel included details and victim names that pointed to Jack the Ripper without ever naming the notorious serial killer. Likewise, Fallen Saints: Dia De Los Muertos did not announce up front that it was the tale of La Llorona; only gradually did it reveal that the tragic woman at the center of its story would go on to become the famous mournful ghost.

Force of Nature Productions has presented other horror- and fantasy-themed plays during the fall season, including actor Duffy Hudson's one-man performance as Edgar Allan Poe in 2018 and 2019. Their non-Halloween productions include Romeo and Juliette in Hell, Hudson's one-man A Christmas Carol, and and the comedic spoof, A Telenovela Christmas Carol.


Fallen Saints Articles

Find reviews of Fallen Saints and other works in our FON Productions Archive:

Romeo and Juliet in Hell Review

Review: Romeo and Juliette in Hell

Who knew Hell could be so funny? Funny for the audience, that is. Not so much for poor Romeo and ...
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Fallen Saints Salem 2019 Halloween

Fallen Saints: Salem (Video Interview)

Creative director Sebastian Muñoz discusses Salem, the fourth installment of Fallen Saints, the annual Halloween play from Force of Nature ...
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Fallen Saints Halloween 2019

Force of Nature resurrects Poe and Fallen Saints for Halloween 2019

Force of Nature Productions is staging two horror-themed plays for Halloween 2019Edgar Allan Poe and Fallen Saints: Salem. The former is ...
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Christmas Carol FON 2018

Christmas Carol returning for 2018

The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future will reassemble this December, when Force of Nature Productions once again presents ...
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Force of Nature Edgar Allan Poe Review Duffy Hudson photo by Carlos R. Hernandez

Force of Nature: Edgar Allan Poe Review

Edgar Allan Poe, presented by Force of Nature Productions at Generation DCD Studio in Burbank, is another engaging one-man show ...
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Fallen Saints Darkness Gloria Galvan

Stage Review: "Fallen Saints: Dark"

The lazy way to describe the new effort from FON Productions is "Urban Death with Dialogue and Narration: the description is ...
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Stage Review: A Christmas Carol at Generation DCD

FON Productions' A Christmas Carol is guaranteed to lift your Christmas Spirits - Past, Present & Future! Charles Dickens' A ...
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Fallen Saints: Dia De Los Muertos Review 2017

Fallen Saints: Dia De Los Muertos Review

Fallen Saints: Dia De Los Muertos begins cleverly enough. The audience is cast as family members visiting loved ones on ...
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Stage Review: A Telenovela Christmas Carol

Force of Nature Productions' latest effort is more soap opera than Dickens, but there's nothing wrong with that. A Telenovela Christmas ...
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A Telenovela Christmas Carol coming in December

Force of Nature Productions, the theatre company that gave us Fallen Saints this Halloween, will present a mash-up of Charles ...
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