Rain

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Rain is a play by John Colton and Clemence Randolph, which was based on the short story Miss Thompson (later retitled Rain) by W. Somerset Maugham. Actress Jeanne Eagels had played the role on stage. A portrayal of conflict between carnal and spiritual love which in its ultimate expression turns out to be the same thing. First production New York City, 7 November 1922.

Performance history in South Africa

1944: Presented at the Library Theatre, Johannesburg, by an amateur company, March 1944. The cast included Elizabeth Renfield, Simon Freeman.

1950: Presented by the Brian Brooke Company at the Hofmeyr Theatre in 1950 starring Petrina Fry and Brian Brooke.

1983: The adaptation by John Colton and Clemence Randolph was presented by CAPAB at the Nico Malan Theatre, opening 3 June, directed by Ken Leach, with Roger Dwyer, Jana Cilliers, Diane Wilson, Antoinette Kellermann, Greg Latter, André Roothman, Ian Roberts, Philip Boucher, Gordon van Rooyen, Ethwyn Grant, Neels Coetzee, Paul Smith, Chris Baatjies, Michael Jacobs, Olga Davids. Decor and costumes by Dicky Longhurst, lighting by John T. Baker.

Translations and adaptations

Sources

Wikipedia [1].

South African Opinion, 1(2) 1944, 23.

Brooke 1978. 196.

Rain theatre programme, CAPAB 1983.


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