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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.



Theater season 2019/2020
from 06/02/2020 to 09/02/2020
from 11/02/2020 to 16/02/2020
from 20/02/2020 to 23/02/2020
from 25/02/2020 to 27/02/2020
from 12/03/2020 to 15/03/2020
from 17/03/2020 to 22/03/2020
Theater season 2018/2019
from 06/02/2019 to 10/02/2019
from 13/02/2019 to 17/02/2019
from 21/02/2019 to 24/02/2019
from 26/02/2019 to 28/02/2019

Artistic Data

by Andrew Bovell
directed by Lisa Ferlazzo Natoli
with Caterina Carpio, Marco Cavalcoli, Lorenzo Frediani, Tania Garribba, Fortunato Leccese, Anna Mallamaci, Emiliano Masala, Camilla Semino Favro, Francesco Villano
a project by lacasadargilla and Alessandro Ferroni
produced by Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, Teatro di Roma
co- produced by Teatro di Roma, Teatro Due di Parma

photo Sveva Bellucci

a production of When the Rain Stops Falling • Production Emilia Romagna Teatro


When the Rain Stops Falling