Why Do You Stand There in the Rain

Traverse Theatre
Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 2ED
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In 1932, 25,000 unemployed First World War veterans occupied Washington DC to peacefully petition the government for promised relief. Hoover's relief? Drive the veterans out with bayonets, bullets, poison gas and fire. Featuring the music of Woody Guthrie and his contemporaries, the students of Pepperdine University tell the story of the march of the Bonus Army: a national campaign for food, work and justice. A stylistic tribute to the Scottish Political Theatre tradition, this true story for here and now is told in the words and songs of those who were there.

Age 12+

Traverse Two