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Alice Springs in the year 2039. A fish falls from the sky and lands at the feet of Gabriel York. And it still smells of the sea. It’s been raining for days and Gabriel knows something is wrong.
Fifty years earlier his grandfather, Henry Law predicts that fish will fall from the sky heralding a great flood which will end life on earth as we know it.
In an intricate, multi-layered story that spans four generations and two continents, When the Rain Stops Falling explores patterns of betrayal, abandonment, destruction, forgiveness and love. This powerful drama unfolds with humanity, surprising humour and hope, as the past plays out into the future.
- ‘When the Rain Stops Falling will become an Australian classic.’
Cast : 5M, 4F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-928-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
ANDREW BOVELL is an award-winning writer for theatre, film and television. His AWGIE award-winning play
Speaking in Tongues has been seen throughout Australia as well as in Europe and the US and Bovell adapted it for the screen as
Lantana. Both the play and screenplay have been published by Currency along with
Scenes from a Separation (written with Hannie Rayson),
When the Rain Stops Falling and
Who's Afraid of the Working Class?, written with Patricia Cornelius, Melissa Reeves, Christos Tsiolkas and Irene Vela. He currently lives in South Australia.
For a rich guide to understanding more about the work of Andrew Bovell visit the
'What I wrote'
series website where you can download Teacher's Notes, watch a trailer for the DVD and read information on the authors.
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