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.
"This was art and theater imitating life in all of its strangeness and ironic sadness. "
"This reverse audience omnipotence made the aha moments both more frequent and rewarding, as you often learned something new and discarded old assumptions in the very same snippet of a scene."
"The dry, damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-don’t humor paired wonderfully with the main themes of family, fate, and choice."
- DC Metro Theater Arts
"A thoughtful story riddled with potential, Cold Rain’s scattered timeline leaves audiences laughing but wanting more."
"As the play moves forward (and backward), it is readily apparent that the plot centers on the difficulties within relationships, both romantic and familial."
"If you choose to go and see Cold Rain, you will develop theories and burning questions about the story."
- DC Theatre Scene
FESTIVAL CAST: Desiree Chapelle as Carly Weekes-Rekowski, Elle Emerson as Lolly Weekes, Maura Claire Harford as Shirley Weekes, Grant Collins as Bryson Rekowski, Thomas Shuman as Fisher Hickman, Will Low as Johnny Rekowski, Stephanie Jo Clark as Donna Pagnotto, Blake Gouhari as Joe Rekowski, and Lydia Kraniotis as Lydia Pacheco