Three Days of Rain

Three Days of Rain

by Richard Greenberg


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Set in New York, Three Days of Rain centers on a brother Walker, his sister Nan, and their childhood friend Pip who meet to settle their parents' estate. The two fathers were long-time friends and partners in architecture; their legacy is the brilliantly daring creation, the 1960's Janeway House. But whose was the guiding hand? In this tense and brittle reunion, much more is at stake than who gets the house.

Brother and sister discover their father's bland, sparse diary, and use it to create a story for themselves that will explain away the present and make sense of their parent's passionless marriage. Over the "three days of rain" entered in the young architect's diary, the same three actors then play their own parents and reveal a romantic significance and creative dilemma that none of these children could ever have imagined.

The first act introduces the audience to Walker and Nan, brother and sister, and best friend Pip, with whom they grew up. The trio attend the reading of the sibling's father's will. Act two is set thirty years past. It explores the relationship between Ned and Theo, fledgling architects, and Theo's girlfriend Lina, and seeks to answer questions raised in the first act

Julia Roberts will make her Broadway debut in spring 2006 in a revival of Richard Greenberg's Three Days of Rain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802142801
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/28/2006
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 1,203,453
Product dimensions: 5.92(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

Richard Greenberg is the winner of Newsday’s George Oppenheimer Award for Best New American Playwright, the Molly Kazan Playwriting Award, the Pen/Laura Pels Award. Three Days of Rain was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in New York City.

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Three Days of Rain 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Unreachableshelf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A cross-generational play. In the first act, a brother and sister meet again after years apart for the reading of their father's will, joined by the son of their father's late business partner. Through their father's journal, they think that they learn who he really was and the reasoning behind the will. However, in act two we go back to the first days that he kept the journal and learn the truth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I actually saw 'Three Days of Rain' at Kentucky's Thespian Conference as performed by the students at Morehead State University and it is an amazing piece of work. The characters are so fine-tuned you feel as if your fate is somehow linked to them and the plot keeps you enthralled from start to finish