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. Its been raining for days and Gabriel kws 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 kw 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. (1 act, 5 male, 4 female).
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.