About The Performance
Columbia University School of the Arts presents Andrew Bovell’s When The Rain Stops Falling, a directing thesis production by current student Ares Harper.
Andrew Bovell’s When the Rain Stops Falling is a multi-generational saga that takes us back and forth in time from one generation to another, from 1959 to 2039, from London to Australia. It interrogates the dichotomy between physical & psychological absence within a deteriorating family dynamic. This play navigates the complex landscape of legacy, abandonment, inherited trauma, family secrets, betrayal, and natural disasters. It is epic in its scope, yet at the same time extraordinarily intimate and it calls us to question the evolution of our humanity in a dying world.
This play contains brief themes of sexual violence and suicide. There will be use of herb-based essential oils in the atmosphere and strobe lights. The performance runs approximately two hours with no intermission.
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