When The Rain Stops Falling
When The Rain Stops Falling, written by Andrew Bovell and directed by Vicki Smith, is The Mount Player's 4th production for 2022.
Auditions will be held on:
* Saturday 23rd July from 10.00am-2.00pm
* Sunday 24th July from 10.00am-12.00pm
Venue for auditions, rehearsals and performances is The Mountview Theatre, 56 Smith Street, Macedon.
Auditions by appointment only. To book your audition contact
Vicki Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org
This sprawling family drama spans four generations of dysfunction in one family’s lineage of secrets, abandonment, and searching for answers. It travels backwards and forwards through time as each generation struggles to come to terms with family, legacy, abandonment and betrayal, inherited secrets, and the search for connection and forgiveness.
About the Director:
Henry Law 40s
Elizabeth Law (younger) 30s
Elizabeth Law (older) 50s-60s
Gabriel Law late 20s/early 30s
Gabrielle York (younger) 20s
Gabrielle York (older) 50s
Joe Ryan 50s
Andrew Price late 20s
Pre-cast characters - Gabriel York
Season Dates: 4th - 20th November, 2022
Show Times: Friday and Saturday evenings 8:00pm, Sundays 2:00pm
Friday 4, Sat 5, Sun 6,
Thurs 10, Fri 11, Sat 12, Sun 13,
Fri 18 Sat 19, Sun 20
***The Mount Players require that all cast and crew have a current Working with Children Check or are prepared to get one before the first rehearsal if intending to audition ****
Successful cast members must be available for rehearsal period (starting late August/early September - likely Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Please check that you are available for all performance dates before booking your audition time.
It is expected that auditionees will have read the play and have a reasonable understanding of it.
For further information and to book your audition contact Vicki Smith: email@example.com
Vicki has been involved in theatre for 40 years both in Perth and Melbourne and in many capacities. She originally started out as an actor but when she moved to Melbourne around 20 years ago, she was given the opportunity to direct. She has staged many successful productions, from classic to modern, across a number of theatre groups in Melbourne.
While she has loved some of the period plays she has directed with realistic and detailed sets and beautiful costumes, she enjoys the challenge of staging modern pieces with a minimal set and limited furniture and props.
Her next production, ‘When the Rain Stops Falling’ by Australian playwright Andrew Bovell, is such a play. Bovell is a well-known playwright having written the play ‘Speaking in Tongues’ which was the basis for the successful film ‘Lantana’ and he also co-wrote the screenplay for ‘Strictly Ballroom’.
"When the Rain Stops Falling’ is told through the interconnected stories of two families spanning four generations of dysfunction in a lineage of secrets, abandonment, and searching for answers. It travels backwards and forwards through time as each generation struggles to come to terms with family, legacy, abandonment and betrayal, inherited secrets, and the search for connection and forgiveness. It starts with a prediction in London in 1959 and ends in Australia eighty years later."