The play takes place at a future time of environmental collapse, when water is so scarce that it has to be rationed, and when certain members of society are deemed unnecessary and therefore eligible to be sacrificed to save water. The protagonist, Dawn Agwas, realizes that she and her cat Finbar will be eliminated, and there’s nothing she can do about it.

The play’s inspiration came from my concern about the drought in the West as well as feelings about getting older. The title is a takeoff on the Ray Bradbury story, There Will Come Soft Rains, which is also about the end of society.