David Cromer, who helmed the acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Our Town, directed the sold-out engagement of When the Rain, which ended its limited engagement April 18. The cast featured Tony Award-winning actress Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza, Prayer for My Enemy), Mary Beth Hurt (Top Girls, Benefactors), Richard Topol (Awake and Sing!, Omnium Gatherum), Kate Blumberg (Farragut North, Almost An Evening), Rod McLachlan (Our Town, Observe The Sons of Ulster), Susan Pourfar (The Singing Forest, The Hiding Place), Will Rogers (Chair, From Up Here), Michael Siberry (The Frogs, Spamalot) and Henry Vick (Three Musketeers, Macbeth).
LCT characterized the drama as a "compelling family saga that takes us back and forth in time from one generation to another, from 1959 to 2039, from London to Australia. With four generations of fathers and sons, their mothers, lovers and wives, the play is epic in its scope, yet at the same time extraordinarily intimate."
Theatre writer Richard Zoglin's choices for the best onstage in 2010 follow:
1. When the Rain Stops Falling
7. A True History Of the Johnstown Flood
8. Come Fly Away
9. Mistakes Were Made