Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized The Know Theatreâ€™s â€œWhen the Rain Stops Fallingâ€ with 8 LCT nominations, as well as distinguishing it as a recommended production: Direction (Brian Isaac Phillips), Ensemble Acting, Lead Actress (Sara Clark), Featured Actress (Kate Wilford), Featured Actor (George Alexander), scenic and lighting design (Andrew Hungerford), Â and sound design (Doug Borntrager).
An intricate fabric of overlapping connections, When The Rain Stops Falling movesÂ seamlesslyÂ through time and across continents between the years 1959 and 2039. Â In a world where the rain rarely stops falling, four generations searching for truth and hoping to mend broken connections discover the impossibility of escaping the past. Â We are all shaped by what has come before and we create the shadow of what comes next.
Panelists praised Brian Isaac Phillips for his â€œflawlessâ€ direction of a â€complex and interwoven plotâ€. The ensemble cast was all â€œequally emotionally investedâ€; â€œeveryoneâ€™s contribution was like a puzzle that gradually fit into place.â€ Sara Clark, Kate Wilfort and George Alexander were singled out specifically for acting nominations. Andrew Hungerfordâ€™s scenic and lighting design, and Doug Borntragerâ€™s sound design, fit together â€œseamlesslyâ€ to set the mood and ambiance of the play: â€œthe constant rainfall against the pale blue windows, the cave-like stone and stark emptiness of the room itself were heavily symbolic of the themes of the play.â€ Overall the panelists described the show as â€œtotally gripping on both an intellectual and emotional levelâ€â€”â€œthe play unfolded like a beautiful flowerâ€.
When the Rain Stops Falling continues through March 16th. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.knowtheatre.com.
Final LCT awards will be determined at the end of the season and announced at the LCT gala in the spring.