The Rainmaker
By Richard Nash
Directed by Jonathan Forester

August 11 thru 27, 2017
Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 pm
Sunday @ 3:00 pm
Set in a drought-ridden rural town in the West in Depression-era America, the play tells the
story of a pivotal hot summer day in the life of spinsterish Lizzie Curry. Lizzie keeps house
for her father and two brothers on the family cattle ranch. She has just returned from a trip
to visit pseudo-cousins (all male), which was undertaken with the failed expectation that she
would find a husband. As their farm languishes under the devastating drought, Lizzie's
family worries about her marriage prospects more than about their dying cattle. A charming
confidence trickster named Starbuck arrives and promises to bring rain in exchange for
$100. His arrival sets off a series of events that enable Lizzie to see herself in a new light.