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Get your brain going with When It Rains

2b Theatre leaves an impression with the clever use of shadows and memorable characters.

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Francine Deschepper and Conor Green in When It Rains
  • Francine Deschepper and Conor Green in When It Rains

Lives are busy and entertainment opportunities are plentiful in Halifax, but I'm telling you to make time to see 2b Theatre's original and gorgeous When it Rains. Projection designer Nick Bottomley has created a fantastic world painted with shadow that delights and amuses, and writer-director Anthony Black has peopled it with four memorable characters played by four outstanding actors. The play centres on the life of a successful couple (beautifully played by Francine Deschepper and Connor Green) as they face an avalanche of trials that run the gamut from run-of-the-mill (health and financial) to biblical (a lightning strike). Sebastien Labelle and Samantha Wilson play a less happy couple, whose lives are also imploding in less dramatic ways. When it Rains is a treat for the senses that will leave you thinking about the big questions of life, and if that's not great theatre, I don't know what is.

To May 1, The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street (Tue-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm, 8pm) $15-$25, 453-6267

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