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A Lynchian housewarming party. A woman haunting her own life. And coffee.
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Rainier Falls is an immersive, site-specific experience that invites twelve audience members to the fictional town of Rainier Falls as guests of a housewarming party. Guests can expect the humor, melodrama and subtle sense of preternatural evil that comes with moving back home. It is the newest production from Harlow Fowler, premiering on May 18, 2019 in anticipation of a full run in Fall 2019. In true Harlow Fowler fashion, it will be funny, weird and a little bit sad.

Welcome to Rainier Falls: Population 5,120.

Beloved Rainier Falls residents Henry Brandt and Gloria Johnson invite you to a housewarming party in honor of their dear childhood friend, Genevieve Orlick, who has just returned to her family home in the woods following the death of her older, reclusive sister. 

Join Henry and Gloria for a lovely evening of warm festivities and charming entertainment, and please pay no mind to the darkness in the woods.

Morgan Phillips as Henry Brandt
Morgan Phillips as Henry Brandt

The events of Rainier Falls will unfold within the enchanted walls of Wildrence, an environment specifically designed by architects Jae Lee and Yvonne Chang to bring to life immersive works of all shapes and sizes.

We are working with a phenomenal team of talent to create a world rich with textures that blurs the line between the ordinary and the imagined and lives in the tension between the two:

- Writer and long-time collaborator Curtis Retherford on the multi-track script, sound design and original music.

- Production Designer Allie Lafon with Vicky Shum and Merritt Evelyn Christensen on  turning the Orlick house into a home.

- A cast of talented NYC-based actors and musicians, including Morgan Phillips, Alessandra Migliaccio, Eliza Kingsbury, Leila Ben-Abdallah and Deborah Napier, along with special guests Max & Nicky and others.

Rainier Falls is produced and directed by Harlow Fowler (Ellena Doe and Gia Ingram), an NYC-based theater company that produces experimental works for intimate audiences. Harlow Fowler produced ten unique shows in their well-received Liminal Salon series between 2018-2019 and continues to produce them quarterly. Rainier Falls is their first immersive play.

Alessandra Migliaccio as Gloria Johnson
Alessandra Migliaccio as Gloria Johnson

Rainier Falls is debuting on May 18, 2019 in downtown Manhattan. There are 12 tickets available for the full dress rehearsal and 12 tickets available to the Spring Premiere as Kickstarter rewards for your support. 

We are also in the process of producing a longer run of the show tentatively scheduled for Fall 2019 (approximately October). Official dates will depend on venue, cast and crew availability, and they will be announced to backers as soon as they are confirmed. Early Access Tickets to the run are also available as Kickstarter rewards for your support.

In addition to artifacts from the world of the show, there are two tiers of rewards for out-of-town supporters to "attend" the show in spirit, for those who may not be able to experience the show in person. You can either submit a teenage photo of yourself that will be framed and included in the show, or you can provide your first and last name to one of the characters mentioned in the dialogue of the show.

Leila Ben-Abdallah as Lois Brandt
Leila Ben-Abdallah as Lois Brandt

Our $6,500 goal will cover all initial costs for the Dress Rehearsal and Spring Premiere to take place on May 18, 2019 at Wildrence in Downtown Manhattan. This includes venue costs, rehearsal costs, production design, costumes, props, sound design, music recording, cast, crew and staff. It will also lay much of the groundwork for our run in Fall 2019 since we will already have our sound, music and production design established.

Eliza Kingsbury and Deborah Napier as Genevieve Orlick
Eliza Kingsbury and Deborah Napier as Genevieve Orlick

Videography/Photography by: Arin Sang-urai

Video/Photos Edited by: Ellena Doe 


Risks and challenges

The Dress Rehearsal and Spring Premiere of "Rainier Falls" are scheduled for May 18, 2019. Barring any severe unforeseen circumstances the shows will take place on that day. The challenges for the Fall 2019 run are currently negotiating locations and dates with venues, and the risk is that the show run may occur earlier or later than the anticipated October 2019 date stated in the rewards. We will continue to be transparent with our backers and communicate any changes and/or issues as they arise.

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    Sounds of Rainier Falls

    When you get tired of listening to the rain falling against your window, you can listen to a digital copy of “The World is Waiting for the Sunrise,” an original song from "Rainier Falls" by The Soft Vortex.

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    Rainier Falls Nature Club

    Join like-minded nature lovers like yourself in the Rainier Fall Nature Club! You will receive an official personalized RFNC membership card you can print at home.

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    Smells Like Teen Spirit

    For out-of-town supporters to enjoy the show in spirit.
    You provide a teenage photo of yourself that will be printed, framed and included in the tapestry of the house that "Rainier Falls" takes place in.

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    EARLY BIRD Ticket to the Fall 2019 Run

    1 EARLY BIRD Early Access Ticket to the future Fall 2019 run of "Rainier Falls".
    Dates and Location TBD
    NYC only

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    Rainier Falls Nature Club VIP Membership

    In addition to the Standard RFNC Membership, you will be mailed a special package from the Nature Club, including a limited edition logo pen.

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    • Welcome to Rainier Falls Nature Club
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    1 Ticket to the Dress Rehearsal (NYC)

    1 Ticket to the Full Dress Rehearsal of "Rainier Falls" on May 18, 2019
    Early Show in Downtown Manhattan

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    1 Ticket to the Spring Premier (NYC)

    1 Ticket to the Spring Premiere of "Rainier Falls" on May 18, 2019,
    Late Show in Downtown Manhattan

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    Early Access Ticket to the Fall 2019 Run

    1 Early Access Ticket to the future Fall 2019 run of "Rainier Falls".
    Dates and Location TBD
    NYC only

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    Rainier Falls Founders

    Provide your first and last name to one of the characters mentioned in the dialogue of "Rainier Falls" and immortalize yourself in the mythology of the town.

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    RF Nature Club: Member of the Year (NYC)

    1 VIP Ticket to the Premier of "Rainier Falls" on May 18, 2019.
    Late Show in Downtown Manhattan. Includes a special intimate experience during the show.

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    Keys to the City

    2 VIP Early Access Tickets to the future Fall 2019 run of "Rainier Falls".
    2 Invites to the Opening Cocktail Reception of the future Fall 2019 run of "Rainier Falls".

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    • Rainier Falls Nature Club VIP Membership Package
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    Patron Saint of Rainier Falls

    2 VIP Early Access Tickets to the future Fall 2019 run of "Rainier Falls".
    2 Invites to the Opening Cocktail Reception of the future Fall 2019 run of "Rainier Falls".
    A portrait of you will hang in a spot of honor in the house in which "Rainier Falls" takes place.
    Executive Producer Credit on our website and in the program

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    • Rainier Falls Nature Club VIP Membership Package
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