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 will play January 11 - 28, 2013 at The Ringwald Theatre, 22742 Woodward Avenue in downtown Ferndale. Tickets are currently available at www.TheRingwald.com.
When the Rain Stops Falling, written by Australian playwright Andrew Bovell, had its U.S. premiere at Lincoln Center in 2010 and was subsequently named "Best Play of the Year" by Time Magazine.
It's raining. Gabriel York is awaiting the arrival of his grown son whom he hasn't seen since he was 7. "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, When the Rain Stops Falling is epic in its scope, yet at the same time extraordinarily intimate and always exquisitely beautiful.
The cast for When the Rain Stops Falling is Travis Reiff (Gabriel York), Bryan Lark (Henry Law), Annabelle Young (Elizabeth Law - Younger), Connie Cowper (Elizabeth Law - Older), Michael Lopetrone (Gabriel Law), Ashley Shamoon (Gabrielle York - Younger), Cara Trautman (Gabrielle York - Older), Joel Mitchell (Joe Ryan), and Bailey Boudreau (AnDrew Price).
When the Rain Stops Falling, is directed by Jamie Warrow. Bethany Hedden is the stage manager and assistant director, Alexander Carr is scenic and media design, Barton Bund is sound design, Michelle LeRoy is lighting design, original music and score provided by Travis Reiff. Costume design is provided by Miekyle Turner, dialect coaching is Karen Sheridan, and property design provided by Jamie Warrow.
When the Rain Stops Falling opens Friday, January 11th and plays through Monday, January 28th at 8pm on Friday, Saturday and Monday nights with 3pm Sunday matinees. Ticket prices are $20.00 for Friday and Saturday performances, $15 for Sunday shows, and Monday nights are HALF OFF the original ticket price at only $10 a ticket. All students can now receive a $5 discount off normal ticket price on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performances (available at the box office the day of the show with valid student ID). Tickets can be purchased at www.TheRingwald.com or at the theatre box office. The Ringwald box office opens 45 minutes before performances and tickets can be purchased with cash or Visa/Mastercard.
The Ringwald opened their doors five years ago on May 11, 2007 with Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy. Quickly, The Ringwald became a mainstay of Detroit's theatre community. Past Productions include: Southern Baptist Sissies, Bug, Mercury Fur, RENT, and Evil Dead: The Musical. The Ringwald was named 2009 and 2012 Best Theatrical Troupe by Real Detroit and Best Place to See Local Theatre in 2010, 2011 and 2012 by the readers of Metro Times.
Pictured: Travis Reiff is Gabriel York in Andrew Bovell's play When the Rain Stops Falling. Photo by Joe Plambeck.