Pepperdine Scotland

Why Do You Stand There In The Rain?

by Peter Arnott
Directed by Cathy Thomas-Grant

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.

Who Are We?

Pepperdine Scotland is the award-winning cultural and artistic exchange between Pepperdine University's Department of Theatre and leading members of the Scottish Theatre Community. Pepperdine has been performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 1985, and is proud to have expanded its presence in Scotland through this new exchange, developed with support from Playwrights' Studio Scotland and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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