When the Rain Stops Falling

Bonjour Citygaragistes,

This week we have another City Garage classic for you, this time from 2014, our US premiere of a beautiful piece from Australian playwright Andrew Bovell. And on our webcast “Animal Farm: Conversations on Theater and Politics with Steven Leigh Morris and Guests,” Steven talks with John Flynn from Rogue Machine. Here is a link to the talk show:


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Here is a little about “When the Rain Stops Falling.”

“A fish drops from the sky and a lonely middle-aged man is launched on a magical and emotional journey across four generations of family wrestling with the awful legacy of a secret buried deep in the past.

In this award-winning drama from Australian playwright Andrew Bovell, each of the characters is trapped in a longing they cannot bear. They reach toward each other, tentatively, uncertainly, but time after time fail to connect.

The tragic love story of a young Englishman, Gabriel, whose father has disappeared, and a young Australian girl from the Coorong, Gabrielle, is at the center of this haunting drama that reaches back to London in 1960 and reaches forward to Alice Springs in 2039—from a time when the world began to change, to a future in which environmental catastrophe is the harvest of that change.”

“Compelling theatre with an engaging plot… I highly recommend “When The Rain Stops Falling…” – SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS

“A thought-provoking meditation on coping with the tragedies of life…” – LA WEEKLY

It will be showing on our City Garage YouTube channel from 8:00pm this Friday, April 16, through noon on Friday, April 23rd.

It’s free to view but we ask people to make a donation if they can through our Chuffed page:


Merci to our wonderful donor of this week for his generous donation, Gustav Vintas (who also created many wonderful performances with us as an actor), and has been a great patron for years.

Merci, stay safe, wear a mask, and get your shots when you can.



(Left to right) Scarlett Bermingham, Andrew Loviska, Karen Kalensky; photo: Paul Rubenstein