University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

“Three Days of Rain” plays through Oct. 5 at Burtness Theatre Lab

The Department of Theatre Arts will present Three Days of Rain, a play by Richard Greenberg, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-5 in the Burtness Theatre Lab.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students; call the box office at 777.2587.

This unique play spans the decades and tells the story of a family putting together the pieces of the past.  Walker Janeway has been missing for a year and reappears in his sister's life a year after their father's funeral.  Walker and his sister, Nan, struggle with the unknowns of the past while dealing with the grief of their present.  Act II travels back to the moment that changed history for Walker and Nan's parents and made their work legendary.

This thought-provoking piece attempts to examine how we look to the past and questions if we can ever truly know our history.  In this three-actor play, audiences will see the diversity of these student actors as they play the adult children and then later their parents.  Do children ever really understand their parents? Can a family truly know its history? These questions are seen through the story of this unique family and what happened during three days of rain.

This production contains strong language.

Production Information:

  • Directed by Emily Cherry
  • Scenic and Lighting Design by Brad Reissig
  • Costume Design by Michelle Spencer Davidson
  • Sound Design and Technical Direction by Loren J. Liepold
  • Cast:
    • Walker/Ned – Brett J. Olson
    • Nan/Line – Emily Wirkus
    • Pip/Theo – Nick McConnell
    • Stage Management by Rachel Perry