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‘Alabama Rain’ to open Wednesday

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Alabama Rain” will open 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in The Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre at Joan C. Edwards Playhouse.

“Alabama Rain” is a play written by Heather McCutchen and tells the story of five sisters living in a mythical southern town where it has not rained in 40 years. Monty Lou’s been pregnant for 10 years. Laurie Laurie is a ghost singing at the magnolia tree. Pheenie is walking the coast of Florida. Rachel goes to get a Ouija Board, and little Dallas LaDean is trying to save all of them. When the order of their lives is gone, the LaDean family begin a magical journey in search of water.

Released in 1996, “Alabama Rain” still manages to stay relevant to present day as the sisters are fighting with “the way things have always been.”

“Alabama Rain” has been a successful play throughout history, showing the difference between living and just simply existing.

“Alabama Rain” will be performed 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-24.

Marshall University students are admitted free with MUID.

Rachael Cook can be contacted at [email protected]

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