Three Days of Rain

May 17 — June 21, 2015
On the U.S. Bank Main Stage

Previews are May 17 - 21 | Opening night May 22
By Richard Greenberg
Directed by Chris Coleman

A newly discovered journal recalls Greenwich Village in the early 1960s when two young architects (unaware they’re on the brink of fame) struggle with plans for the iconic Janeway House. The journal is left to their children thirty years later, who must sort out the murky mystery behind their lives—and loves. This Pulitzer Prize-nominated play will star beloved actors from the hit Portland-filmed NBC television series GRIMM: Silas Weir Mitchell (Monroe) and Sasha Roiz (Captain Renard); they are joined by Lisa Datz.

General Performance Times:
Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Thursdays at noon
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Run Time:
Approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes, including one intermission.

Who’s Who:
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Three Days of Rain is recommended for ages 14+; contains mature language and sexuality. The actors in this production will be using tobacco-free herbal cigarettes. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production.

Performance Times

Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.,
Thursdays at noon

*Note: These are general performance times. Certain productions may have exceptions. View the season calendar for more information.

This show's run time will be posted below the synopsis at left near the date of the first performance.

Production blog

“Three Days of Rain” Review Roundup

“Three Days of Rain” Review Roundup

28 May 2015 & Posted by Lindsay Pfeifer

After a wildly successful opening weekend, the reviews are in!


“Three Days of Rain” Production Photos

25 May 2015 & Posted by Lindsay Pfeifer

See our newest photos from Three Days of Rain!


Post Show Discussion Series: Perspectives on “Three Days of Rain”

15 May 2015 & Posted by Alice Hodge

Free discussion with local architects on Sundays, May 31, June 7 and June 14 immediately following the 2 p.m. matinee performance.



Art and photography for Three Days of Rain. View on Flickr »

Reviews and Features

Bob Hicks | Oregon ArtsWatch [Review 28 May 2015]

Witty and Elegant

“Silas Weir Mitchell and Sasha Roiz are much better than all right onstage. They give nuanced, playful, assured performances, easily filling the main-stage space at Portland Center Stage, and work seamlessly with stage veteran Lisa Datz, who is quite brilliant in a pair of crucial and contrasting roles.

The Grimm connection in a Grimm-crazy town gives the whole thing a little extra buzz. But if you’d never seen an episode, you’d still likely enjoy these performances.

I’m betting you’ll like the play, too, which premiered in 1997 and is witty and sad and star-crossed and elegant.

Three Days is shadowed with missing links, dark places with little hope of revealing light. All of which sounds extremely sober-sided, and doesn’t hint at the warmth and human comedy of the play, which at Center Stage flows swiftly and easily under Chris Coleman’s rhythmic direction.”

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Carol Wells | The Oregonian [Review 28 May 2015]


“Hitting the jackpot for an audience means being part of an experience where the whole that emerges is larger than its parts. Something transcendent can take place, and that is what happened on opening night of Portland Center Stage’s Three Days of Rain.

Director Chris Coleman’s vision does justice to Richard Greenberg’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play. What starts as a small story in a big city expands by an energetic mix of writing, directing, stagecraft, and acting into a profound look at the treacherous boundaries between the family and the individual, and the ways we pull our personhood from the muck of the past.”

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