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Main stage production begins this weekend

Drake University’s theater department will be putting on a production of “Three Days of Rain” this weekend. The show is the first main-stage production of a Richard Greenberg play that Drake has done so far.

The play is directed by senior directing major Tyler Lubinus. This is his first main-stage production, but he has previously directed three one-acts.

“Three Days of Rain”’s first act is about a brother and sister, Walker and Nan, who go to collect their father’s will after his death. They find out their father’s house will be going to a family friend’s son, Pip, instead of them, as they had anticipated. This leads them to question who they previously thought their parents were and come to all sorts of rash conclusions.

The second act is a flash back to the lives of Nan, Ned and Pip’s parents, Ned, Lina and Theo. It explains the truth behind Walker and Nan’s concerns. Though the description of the play may seem a bit confusing, Lubinus said the show is quite easy to follow in reality.

The cast is traditionally played with only three actors. Lubinus will be continuing this tradition. Senior Matt Haupert will be playing Walker and Ned, junior Erika Hakmiller will be playing Nan and Lina, and junior Hayden Kraus will be playing Pip and Theo. Lubinus said that he will be staying quite close to the script and preforming it as Greenberg intended, as it is a fairly new play.

When asked what audience members should look for in the play, Lubinus advised they should “look for little nuances” or “Easter eggs.” He said that the show can be very fun if you try to solve the puzzle while watching, and you should be very aware of the small details.

“Three Days of Rain” will be shown in the Harmon Fine Arts Center on Thursday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday at 2 p.m. The play will also be shown on Friday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ,and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and $1 for those with Drake IDs.

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