“Only Passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.” – Denis Diderot

Do yourself a favor and go see When The Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell directed by Rob Lutfy at Cygnet Theatre.

I was thrilled and moved to see my friend Beth Gallagher perform the character of Elizabeth Law. The entire cast that includes Adrien Alyta; Beth Gallagher; Josh Odsess-Rubin; Rosina Reynolds; Cristina Soria; Tom Stephenson; Rachael VonWormer is simply brilliant.

What a sparse but effectively immersive set, good use of elements and score. It’s the first time I see a play that has music accompanying the text and oh happiness there was no intermission.

From the Director:

In Gabriel’s York’s opening speech he says: “The past is a mystery”. The world of this play is shrouded in secrecy. And yet, the truth always reveals itself. It can fester beneath our skin for a while, generations even, but eventually it rises to the surface. It hangs above our lives like a suspended rock. But how do we carry it once it has been revealed?

Here is a link to a summary of the play: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/09/theater/reviews/09when.html?_r=0

 

IMG_6189Photo of a talkback session after the play with the cast. Intense and very needed moment.

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