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Three Days of Rain | July 1 – August 18

by Richard Greenberg
directed by Kate Bergstrom

sponsored by Susan & Bruce Burleigh and 

A famous architect has died and left a mysterious will, prompting his children and their best friend to search for answers about their families’ history. Darkly funny, Greenberg’s play trips through time, playing children’s perceptions against their parent’s reality. The collision of past and present explores the complex search for the truth about our parents and ourselves.

Schedule
Saturday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. (Opening)
Saturday, July 8, 7:30 p.m. (Post-Show Discussion)
Saturday, July 29, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 3, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 5, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 8, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 15, 1:00 p.m.
Friday, August 18, 7:30 p.m.

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Production Team

 


Kate Bergstrom
Director

Patrick Lynch
Set Designer

Katherine Keaton
Scenic Artist

Michelle Handley
Costume Designer

Daniel Taylor
Lighting Designer

Rew Tippin
Sound Designer

Katie Moshier
Stage Manager
 


Cast (In order of appearance)


Travis Johnson
Ned Walker

Meghan Leathers
Nan/Lina

Brad Wilson
Pip/Theo

 

From the Director

When I was much younger, maybe around five or six (before I even really knew how to read), I
discovered an album of what I came to realize was my parents’ old love letters. My heart swelled and my neck tensed—there was a cartoon dog penned by my father, my mother’s high school photo. A world I never knew existed opened, a world I came from and could never touch. To the best of my memory, I have not opened that album since. It is here that I meet Nan, Pip, and Walker in 1995 Manhattan on their journey to uncover their parents past. It is also here that I revel in the meeting of Ned, Theo, and Lina in Manhattan circa 1960 on their adventure into the future.

My parents’ life together is and will always be their own, yet the mystery of triumphs and travails, the excitement and discomfort that lead to their legacy excites and frightens me. That duality of sensation is what drew me first to this play: the gaze over an uncrossable canyon separating two generations of a family. Greenberg’s play doesn’t shy away from the less glamorous sides of filial intimacy or friendship, nor does it lose the ephemeral romance that is human beings bonding together to form a home. This is a thrilling and difficult balance to find. While Theo and Ned dream of and build houses, we see it is the relationship between all six characters that forms an, albeit imperfect, home.

I hope our production uncovers, extricates, and illuminates the difficulty of that home’s
construction. Perhaps this play, like an accidentally discovered love letter, can invite you into all the excitement and discomfort of the intimate, delicately woven intersections between generations past, present, and future during Three Days of Rain.