|Rebekah Ward-Hays & John Henry Roberts-- photo © Heath Hays|
Retrospection is a large part of the play. In the second act, the same three actors play the parts of the parents and provide spectators with some answers and closure, something that can’t necessarily be said for all the characters in the play. In turns emotionally charged and humorous, Three Days of Rain is a strong attempt to understand the ways in which absent and silent parents influence and shape the adult lives of their children. Or conversely, it is a play about children who even once they grow up, exhibit childlike traits in their attempts to uncover their parents' secrets, all while remaining stubbornly stuck in their convictions, which, more often than not, are rooted in emotional distortion rather than in truth.
What: Three Days of Rain at the Viaduct Theatre, presented by the BackStage Theatre Company
Where: 3111 N. Western Avenue (near the Belmont and Western intersection)