Cold Rain

Two Acts (~ 2.5 Hours). Carly Weekes is a witch. And so too are her older sisters, Lolly and Shirley. Determined to find Carly a mate, the three cast a circle to summon a popular recording artist from Colorado named Joe Rekowski. During the incantation, however, Shirley, critical of Carly’s witching abilities, hijacks the proceedings and casts a dubious and possibly deadly spell. Worried that Carly and her...
Two Acts (~ 2.5 Hours). Carly Weekes is a witch. And so too are her older sisters, Lolly and Shirley. Determined to find Carly a mate, the three cast a circle to summon a popular recording artist from Colorado named Joe Rekowski. During the incantation, however, Shirley, critical of Carly’s witching abilities, hijacks the proceedings and casts a dubious and possibly deadly spell. Worried that Carly and her intending husband & offspring might now be cursed, Lolly endeavors to reverse the hex, but fails dramatically, resulting in her expulsion to an alternate world. Years later, twin sisters Tina and Rose Pacheco mysteriously drown. And though the case goes cold, many believe that Carly’s oldest son, Johnny, may have had something to do with their deaths. COLD RAIN is an account of a family bound by black magic; a dark and sometimes comical tale of ill-conceived machinations, misdirected resentment, and repressed desire.
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Cold Rain

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  • Ky Weeks:
    28 Apr. 2021
    Magic, suspense, and familial resentment all converge in this play. The way we see scenes separated by time but all coming together to form a narrative are a perfect fit for the characters, whose pasts come rushing at them with dark consequences. The magic in the story is dangerous, and a mirror to the twisted perceptions of legacy that come up in meaningful and complicated ways.
  • Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend:
    20 Apr. 2021
    Oh my goodness! This play is epic! It jumps around in time, telling the story of a spell gone awry (because it's also about WITCHES!) There are mysteries surrounding kids who drowned and a woman who disappeared, and everything slowly gets pieced together as we jump backwards and forwards in time. The characters are all well developed, and each of them, in their own way, is a person who doesn't belong. This play is hard work that looks effortless. So good!
  • Philip Middleton Williams:
    15 Apr. 2021
    This is a story that is a mystery wrapped in magic, connections made through incantations, family rivalries and vengeance, along with the dysfunction that comes when people who think they know each other are casting spells, both magic and very, very real. This story moves back and forth through time leaving seeds and crumbs to pick up in much the same manner as all good mysteries built on fear, reminding me of "The Rimers of Eldritch" by Lanford Wilson. Read this play and absorb the sense of foreboding and inevitable power that comes from knowing there's more here than magic.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Studio 1469 (Washington, D.C.)
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    2017

Production History

  • Fringe
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    Capital Fringe Festival (Washington, D.C.)
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    2018

Awards

Audience Choice
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Best Drama
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Capital Fringe Festival
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2018
Honorable Mention
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Best of Capital Fringe
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DC Metro Theater Arts
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2018