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Andrew Bovell’s stirring generational epic makes Canadian premiere at The Shaw

Media Release #27

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 25, 2011…Andrew Bovell’s When the Rain Stops Falling, the final production of the Shaw Festival’s 50th season, will officially open and make its Canadian premiere this Friday at the Studio Theatre.

Reflecting The Shaw’s expanded mandate — the inclusion of contemporary Shavians onto the playbill — Andrew Bovell’s When the Rain Stops Falling upholds the continuum of provocative, subversive playwriting for which Bernard Shaw was renowned. This vital work presented in the Studio Theatre, started by The Entertainer in 2009, followed by Serious Money in 2010 and accompanied by Topdog/Underdog this season, has been attracting new audiences to The Shaw and creating excitement for the company and core audience alike.

Friday, August 26
8 p.m. – Canadian premiere of When the Rain Stops Falling, directed by Peter Hinton
Studio Theatre, 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Sponsored by Paradigm Capital Inc.

The Shaw Festival’s milestone season began April 7, 2011, runs until October 30, 2011 and also features productions of My Fair Lady, Candida, The President, Drama at Inish – A Comedy, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, On the Rocks, Heartbreak House, The Admirable Crichton, Maria Severa and Topdog/Underdog on the Festival’s four Niagara-on-the-Lake stages. For additional information on The Shaw’s 50th season, please visit www.shawfest.com/Home/Our-50th-Season. For tickets and information on theatre packages, visit www.shawfest.com or call 1-800-511-7429 or 905-468-2172 (local).

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In the spirit of Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival provokes the mind and stirs the soul through a theatre experience so compelling that, year after year, ever-broadening groups of artists, audiences and supporters are drawn to our work in Niagara-on-the-Lake and beyond.  

Please visit our website at www.shawfest.com/the-news-room for other Shaw Festival media releases. 

Image Bank & B-Roll
Our digital image bank features 300 dpi photographs of this season’s productions, the 2011 Ensemble, as well as photographs of our theatres, Bernard Shaw and the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Broadcast quality B-roll of our productions is also available. To access our image bank or to have DVDs or Beta tapes delivered to you, please contact:

Odette Yazbeck 
Public Relations Director 
905-468-2153 or 1-800-657-1106 ext. 2222

Jenniffer Anand
Public Relations Coordinator
905-468-2153 or 1-800-657-1106 ext. 2224

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