There Will Come Soft Rains

There Will Come Soft Rains poster

This week must be the Feast of Saint Bradbury! Andrew Porter has sent in a link to yet another item referencing the popular author. “There Will Come Soft Rains” is a new theater piece adapted from stories by Ray Bradbury, Stanislaw Lem, Bill Pronzini and Barry N. Malzberg that will be performed in August during the New York Fringe Festival.

The full press release appears after the jump.

Sinking Ship Productions is proud to present the world premiere of There Will Come Soft Rains as part of the 11th annual New York International Fringe Festival. Using puppets, live video, light bulbs and bedsheets, Sinking Ship brings to the stage stories by Ray Bradbury, Stanislaw Lem (author of Solaris), Bill Pronzini and Barry N. Malzberg, iconic and iconoclastic masters of the genre.

To bring the stark, powerful imagery of these stories to the stage, director/adaptor Jon Levin (recently singled out by for his “remarkable” puppet work) uses a combination of bunraku-inspired puppets, object manipulation, dance, live music and a versatile ensemble of performers.

There Will Come Soft Rains is produced by Joshua Luxenberg and directed by Jon Levin, with sets by Farah Joyner, costumes by Peiyi Wong, original live music composed and performed by Josh Morris, and live video and sound designed by Jesse Garrison and Spencer Russell. The ensemble includes Andrew Broaddus, Jesse Garrison, Lisa Maley, Clare McNulty, Mary Notari, Kendall Riliegh*, Carolyn Usanis and Eric Wright.

*Courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association
Equity Approved Showcase


All performances of There Will Come Soft Rains will be held at the New School for Drama Theater (Venue #10), 151 Bank St. (West & Washington St.’s) near the A, C, E, and L 14th St./8th Ave stop in Manhattan.

Map of the venue

All tickets are general admission $15.

Friday August 8 – 10pm buy online
Wednesday August 13 – 7:30pm buy online
Sunday August 17 – 4:15pm buy online
Thursday August 21 – 5:15pm buy online
Saturday August 23 – 7:30pm buy online

To order tickets over the phone: 866.468.7619 (Credit Card Only)
9am to 7pm every day beginning July 18th.

To buy tickets in person:
Tickets online and over the phone must be bought at least 24 hours in advance. Day-of-performance tickets must be bought in person, cash-only, at the venue box office 15 minutes before the performance.

Tickets can also be purchased in person at FringeCentral, at 201 Mulberry Street (between Spring and Kenmare) , which is open from noon8 p.m. every day starting this Friday. There is no service charge on the tickets there.Due to the nature of the venue, there will be no late seating.

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