Author Andrew Bovell weaves WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING as an intricate fabric of overlapping connections, understandings and mysteries. He premiered the play at Australia's 2008 Adelaide Festival, then took it to Sydney, Melbourne and London's Almeida -- all the time playing to sold-out houses and broad acclaim. The American premiere of WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING was named "The Best New Play of Year" by Time Magazine, and won five 2010 Lucille Lortel Awards.
It's raining. Gabriel York is awaiting the arrival of his grown son whom he hasn't seen since he was seven. "I know what he wants. He wants what all young men want from their fathers. He wants to know who he is. Where he comes from. Where he belongs. And for the life of me I don't know what to tell him."
That's the beginning of this compelling family saga that takes us back and forth in time from one generation to another, from 1959 to 2039, from London to Australia. With four generations of fathers and sons, their mothers, lovers and wives, the play is epic in its scope, yet at the same time extraordinarily intimate.
Commissioned and Originally Produced by Brink Productions in Australia in 2008.