Black Swan State
Theatre Company presents
When The Rain
By Andrew Bovell
29 October – 13 November 2011
Alice Springs in
the year 2039. A fish falls from the sky and lands at the feet of Gabriel York.
It still smells of the sea. It’s been raining for days
and Gabriel knows something is wrong. Eighty years earlier, his grandfather,
Henry Law, predicted that, in 2039, fish would fall from the sky heralding a
greatflood that would overcome the human race. When The Rain Stops Falling
takes place between the worlds of these two men – between a prediction in 1959
and its outcome eighty years later.
Through four generations of interconnected stories, from
the claustrophobia of a 1950s London flat to the desolate South Australian
coast and into the desert heart of Central Australia, Andrew Bovell creates a
multi-layered tale of a family for whom voices of the past echo into the
future, telling of betrayal, abandonment and love. When The Rain Stops Falling
is epic yet intimate, spellbinding and utterly exhilarating theatre.
Kalgoorlie-born writer Andrew Bovell is best known for
his award-winning film Lantana and for co-writing the original screenplay for
Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom.
profoundly moving drama....” The Sunday Telegraph
Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA
Approx. 2 hours [no interval]
Garrett, Julia Moody, Fiona Pepper, Igor Sas, Scott Sheridan, Steve Turner,
Alison van Reeken
Occasional coarse language and adult themes.
Standard $64.50 / Concession $49.50 / Previews $44.50 / Groups 8+ $47.50 /
Ticketing, ph (08) 9484 1133, Groups 8+ ph (08) 9321 6831,