Generation Gaps

Kids don’t know nothing. Such is the premise behind the Promethean Theatre’s latest endeavor, Three Days of Rain, premiering Friday at 8 p.m. at Nova Southeastern University’s Black Box Theatre. Tony Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Richard Greenberg’s two-act play tells the story of three adults and their respective parents, but not in the pedestrian way such relationships are usually treated onstage. The “kids” make up the first act of the play (the three actors play both the children and the parents), and they seem to think they know what Mom and Dad’s lives were like during the ’60s. They couldn’t be more wrong. In the second act, we are transported back in time and to witness what was really going on in the parents’ lives. The play highlights the misconceptions kids have about their parents and reveals they aren’t always completely forthcoming about their pasts. All the drama is treated in an unexpectedly romantic fashion by director Margaret M. Ledford. But if the story seems a bit contrived, take heart that the same theater put on Evil Dead: The Musical last year and would never present anything so unimaginative. Three Days of Rain runs through June 5
Fridays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Starts: May 20. Continues through June 5, 2011
 
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