When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell

October 28 – November 13, 2016
Mainstage Production directed by Ann Marie Pereth and Joseph Kucan

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.

When the Rain Stops Falling featured Christopher Brown, Jamie Carvelli Pikrone, Mike Rasmussen, Tim Cummings, Tina Rice, and Valerie Carpenter Bernstein.

A Public Fit had rave reviews and 11 standing ovations! We are so grateful to our cast and crew, who brought a challenging piece to fruition and made the play such a huge success.

Directors’ Note (from the program)

Let’s talk about mystery. Often, there’s a thrill in not knowing something. It’s as true in theatre as it is in life. It stems from the sense of impending adventure one encounters during the journey to find out – to discover to one’s satisfaction how? who? why? It’s almost a cliche, this “search for truth.” For centuries it has occupied the lives of philosophers and theologians, detectives and snoops. And audiences, too – enthusiastically examining the onstage narrative for hints that will satisfy the curiosities about the patterns inculcated in their own lives – how? who? why? When the Rain Stops Falling is a mystery. Spurred by shadows in his own past, a young man begins a journey to answer these very questions. And it’s a mystery shared by the audience in so many ways. You’re going to have to do some work here – sorry about that. But it’s work worth doing, we think. The play resonates as we examine the history of two families over four generations; the mistakes and suspicious behaviors of one man create a drama that spreads itself out over decades and storms its way between continents. But even then it’s just a sliver of time in the great history of mankind. For if we had the ability to see, all at once, the universal perspective on our own individual histories, we might could discover the origins of our own current questions, the reasons behind our own dysfunctional relationships, the root causes of our own unhealthy behaviors, the mysteries that shape and define our own lives. Gabriel is trying to solve a mystery. So is Gabrielle and so is Gabriel. And so are we.

JK and AMP, October, 2016