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IU Theatre 2012: When the Rain Stops Falling

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When the Rain Stops Falling

By Andrew Bovell
Directed by Murray McGibbon

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See a backstage look at making it rain in the theatre.

Scroll down to see all the great news about the show and biographies of the cast and creative team.


September 21, 22, 25-28, 2012, @ 7:30 p.m.
September 29 @ 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Ruth N. Halls Theatre




“Mr. Bovell’s poetically structured drama links an upheaval in nature directly to the repetitive, destructive patterns within one family, [as seen in] Greek tragedy,” The New York Times

A sweeping portrait spanning eighty years, When the Rain Stops Falling is a story of fathers and sons, lovers and friends, husbands and wives: a grippingly intimate tale of a young man courageously defying the legacies of his ancestors. At times surreal and hauntingly close to the heart, When the Rain Stops Falling has enjoyed major productions in Australia, London, Stratford (Ontario), and New York, where it was nominated for six Lucille Lortel Awards and three Drama Desk Awards.

Bennet BrabsonThursday, September 20, at 5:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre.
Theatre Circle and the Department of Theatre and Drama present
Bennet Brabson, Physics

In the future can we expect rain, rain, rain, even in Alice Springs, Australia? Not possible, you might say. What are we to make of the two past summers in Queensland, Australia? These two summers have been quite extraordinary indeed! Rain, rain, and more rain with flooding. Andrew Bovell’s marvelous play, When the Rain Stops Falling, takes us on an excursion into a world where the rain rarely stops, both the actual rain and the metaphorical rain in the lives of the characters in the play. In this talk I will take a look at the climate changing projections for rain, rain, and more rain in Australia, or not. What we find may be quite surprising. Learn more about Dr. Brabson by clicking on his photo.

Tuesday, September 25, after the performance of When the Rain Stops Falling, please join us for a talk back with director Murray McGibbon, members of the creative team and the cast to learn more about how this incredible show came together.


Zach Decker (Joe Ryan)

Evelyn Gaynor (Gabrielle [older])

Clayton Gerrard (Henry Law)

Rachel Goldman (Gabrielle [younger])

Erin Mills (Elizabeth [older])

Kaleb Rich-Harris (Andrew Price)

Adam St. John (Gabriel Law)

Joe Stollenwerk (Gabriel York)

Emma Wesslund (Elizabeth Law [younger])

Production Team

Murray McGibbon (Director)

Fred Duer (Scenic Designer)

Julia Mancini (Costume Designer)

Derek Jones (Lighting Designer)

Andrew Hopson (Sound Designer)

Melody Eötvös (Composer)

Paul Brunner (Technical Director)

John Houtler (Technologist)

Meghan Potter (Technologist)

Chelsey Sorbo (Stage Manager)

Tyler Hinojosa (Assistant Stage Manager)

Gabi Knoepfle (Assistant Stage Manager)

Nancy Lipschultz (Voice, Texts, Dialects)