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Three Days of Rain - Acting Edition

Richard Greenberg

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ISBN : 9780822216766
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70 pages
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A year after he disappeared on the day of his fathers funeral, Walker Janeway returns to New York. He takes up temporary residence in the unused space where thirty-five years earlier, his father Ned, and Neds late partner Theo, both architects,MoreA year after he disappeared on the day of his fathers funeral, Walker Janeway returns to New York. He takes up temporary residence in the unused space where thirty-five years earlier, his father Ned, and Neds late partner Theo, both architects, lived and designed the great house that would make them famous. Sleepless and emotionally jangled, Walker scours the old empty space for clues, evidences or keys to the tortured family history. Discovering his fathers journal hidden under the bed, he finds it as unforthcoming as his nearly silent father had been. Walker is joined by his sister, Nan, and their friend from childhood, Pip, Theos son, to hear the reading of Neds will. It is there that Walker forces the confrontation that the others need. After an evening of harrowing and sometimes comically inadvertent revelations, Walker disappears once more. This time he returns later that evening with a surprising, but to him, definitive solution to the family puzzle. We travel back to 1960, when Neds journal begins. We meet the parents at the same age their children are in Act One: Ned, who seems very different from the cold monster the children conjured- the charismatic and putative genius, Theo- and Lena, Walker and Nans mother, the delightful, troubled Southern woman who admits to thirty. In the guise of a love story, we are offered all the information needed to devise an alternative reading of the sad, unexpectedly romantic family story.