When It Rains is the story of four people, two marriages, and one increasingly improbable series of events.
As misfortune mounts, communication fractures, relationships crumble, behaviour becomes absurd. People sing, get naked, give up, lose control, have sex with strangers. Some kind of God intervenes. Or observes. Or something. Or nothing.
When it Rains is by turns blackly funny social satire, heartbreaking drama, existentialist graphic novel, and post-modern Job story.
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“A remarkable play with astonishing clarity … Work that moved me and touched me beyond measure: When It Rains is extraordinary theatre, wise and funny and human and profound, the best kind of drama.” —nytheatre.com
About the Author
Anthony Black is a versatile artist who works as a writer, director, actor, designer, and as artistic co-director of Canada’s internationally acclaimed 2b theatre company. His plays include When it Rains, Invisible Atom, and Homage. Collaborative creation and writing projects include The Story of Mr. Wright (with Christian Barry and Globe Theatre Young company), and Soul Alone (with Conor Green). His plays have been performed at theatres and festivals across Canada and internationally. Anthony is a graduate of York University and the National Theatre School’s Directing Program and a member of Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre. He lives in Halifax with his wife Ann-Marie Kerr and his daughter Sophia.