By Andrew Bovell
Shattered Globe Theatre
April 23 – June 6, 2020
“This play delivers the gift that is theatre—magic that sticks to your bones.”
—New York Theater Guide.com
“SUPERB… a fiendishly ingenious cat’s cradle structure… and it tackles even richer themes: father-son relationships, the past’s ability to devour the future, the cataclysmic nature of the environment.”
Shifting seamlessly from 1959 to 2039, an epic family saga unfolds across two continents and four generations. In the year 2039, rain falls in the desert of Australia as a father waits to reunite with his estranged son. Meanwhile in 1988 London, young Gabriel Law confronts his alcoholic mother about seven cryptic postcards his father sent from the outback. When Gabriel attempts to retrace his father’s footsteps, the past begins to inform the present. Rich and evocative, When The Rain Stops Falling creates a stunning mosaic of secrecy, parentage, and the echoing impact of the trespasses of those who came before.