Sometimes the Rain, Sometimes the Sea.

September 21 - October 1, 2023

Wildcard Wednesday (VU Community Only): September 20th

Opening Night: Sept. 21 | Speaker's Series: Sept. 24 | Drinks with the Dramaturg: Sept. 29

RUN TIME: 90 minutes, no intermission. RATING: PG-13

All Performances at 8pm except Sunday 2pm

by Julia Izumi | directed by James Ijames

Once upon a time, a giddy little rain cloud fell in love with a heartsick human. Julia Izumi’s whimsical play reimagines Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved story, complete with mooing cows, wooing princes and brewing storms. With its hopeful and heartbreaking look at the lovelorn and what it truly means to be human, Sometimes the Rain, Sometimes the Sea delightfully affirms our need for ever-new fables in an ever-changing world.


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Content Guide

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Like all good art, theatre asks audiences to engage with universal questions on a personal, sometimes challenging level. At the same time, please do note that there is a difference between trauma and discomfort. Without the latter, we can narrow and limit our experiences in ways detrimental to ourselves as individuals and as members of this community. Please use your best judgment and exercise self-care as needed.