When the Rain Stops Falling contains story elements that some people may find disturbing. The nature of these elements, their causes and effects, and the response to them are central to the theme(s) the play is exploring. This play includes adult language and situations and is not suitable for children under the age of 13.
When the Rain Stops Falling
Written by Andrew Bovell
Directed by Ron Clark
Assistant Direction by Gregg Wolff
Set Design by David Linfield
Costume Design by Keith Wetzel
Lighting & Sound Design by Kevin Harris
Alice Springs. Australia in the year 2039. A fish falls from the sky and lands at the feet of Gabriel York. It still smells of the sea. It’s been raining for days, and Gabriel knows something is wrong. Fifty years earlier, his grandfather, Henry Law, predicts that fish will fall from the sky heralding a great flood which will end life on earth as we know it.
In an intricate, multi-layered story that spans four generations and two continents, When the Rain Stops Falling explores patterns of betrayal, abandonment, destruction, forgiveness and love. This powerful mystery unfolds with humanity, surprising humor and hope, as the past plays out into the future.
Read director Ron Clark’s Director’s Notes and view a “family tree” detailing the family relationships in the show on our BLOG.
Please note: This production contains adult language and situations. The play would be Rated PG-13 if it were a motion picture. Please click the “PG-13” in the upper right corner of this page for more information.
There will be a “talk-back” with the director and the cast immediately following the 2 pm matinee performance on Saturday, October 29th. (approximately 4 pm) All are welcome to attend.
Jamie Foster Photography
The BEST new play of the year.
– Time Magazine
A riveting mystery that weaves its way through time and across oceans...sweeping yet extraordinarily intimate.
– Theatre Washington
Bovell…has created a quietly spellbinding puzzle of a universe that is as stealthily thrilling and defiantly mystical as it is catastrophically melancholy.
A powerful metaphor for the impossibility of escaping the past, for the way we are all shaped by what came before — and are living in the shadow of what comes next.
– Time Magazine, Best New Play of the Year
Elizabeth Law (Older)
Elizabeth Law (Younger)
Gabrielle York (Younger)
Gabrielle York (Older)
Tom Ammon & Gary Lawson
Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.