When the Rain Stops Falling
Premiere: Teatro Arena del Sole, Bologna, 06/02/2019
About this event
When the Rain Stops Falling is an award-winning play about family, secret legacies, betrayal and forgiveness perceived across four generations and two continents.
Renowned Australian playwright and screenwriter, Andrew Bovell, wrote it.
The play opens to the sound of falling rain in the desert region of Alice Springs, Australia in 2039. Itinerant, eccentric wanderer, Gabriel York, is waiting for a visit from his adult English son, Andrew, after years of estrangement. The action then shifts to the past, to a modest flat in London in 1959.
When the Rain Stops Falling is a family saga that moves back and forth in time, thus taking us on the threshold of an incredible torrential downpour. It is the story of the York-Law family: four generations of fathers and sons, mothers, lovers and wives. It is a great genealogical journey throughout abandonment, knowledge and the capacity to let go.