Augustana Drama presents Somerset Maugham’s Rain
Posted on February 8, 2010 by Tia Lalani
Augustana Drama presents the world premiere of Somerset Maugham’s Rain (an adaptation by Paul Johnson). March 4-6 AND March 11-13; tickets at the door
Thursday-Saturday, March 4-6 AND March 11-13, 7:30 p.m.
Augustana Theatre Centre.
Augustana Drama is proud to present the world premiere of Somerset Maugham’s Rain (an adaptation by Paul Johnson).
The short story takes place on the island of Pago-Pago in the early 20th century. Circumstances (an outbreak of measles) have caused the ship carrying two unlikely couples to their South Pacific postings to holdover on the rainy Samoan island. One couple (two missionaries) returning from furlough; the other (a medical doctor and his wife) not associated with any faith group and are coming to the region for the first time. Occupying the downstairs quarters of their temporary housing is a woman of ill-repute. The constant rain works as a metaphor to the situation; either viewed as the eradication of sin through the showers of grace, or the oppressive flood of religious fundamentalism drowning out all compassion and human respect.
Tickets: $15 (adults); $5 (students with I.D.). Available at the door. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
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