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Rainmaker


written by Richard Nash

directed by Jonathan Forrester

comedy
August 11,12, & 13, 18, 19 & 20, 25, 26 & 27, 2017
9 performances

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 3 PM

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Synopsis The unnamed western state in which this takes place is suffering from a paralyzing drought, which is killing the cattle. The play centers on a family, consisting of a father, 2 brothers, and an unmarried daughter, whose potential future as an old maid is concerning them almost as much as their dying cattle, due to the fact that they find her to be very plain-looking. Enter the Rainmaker, a stranger (con man?) to the town who promises to bring rain for $100. Rain does come, and so does love.
Casting 6 males, 1 female
Auditions June 10 & 11th from 2 - 4
History Written by N. Richard Nash in the early 1950's, the play opened on October 28, 1954, at the Cort Theatre in New York City, and ran for 125 performances. It was directed by Joseph Anthony and produced by Ethel Linder Reiner. The play was translated into more than 40 languages and made into the 1956 film The Rainmaker, starring Burt Lancaster and Katharine Hepburn. The story was also made into a Broadway musical, 110 in the Shade. The play was revived on Broadway in 1999–2000 starring Woody Harrelson and Jayne Atkinson, who was nominated for the 2000 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. The play has been revived frequently.