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The Rainmaker

Written by N. Richard Nash

At the time of a paralyzing drought in the West we discover a girl whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her potential future as an old maid as they are about their dying cattle. For the truth is, she is indeed a plain girl. The brothers try every possible scheme to marry her off, but without success. Nor is there any sign of relief from the dry heat, when suddenly from out of nowhere appears a picaresque, sweet-talking man with quite the sales pitch. Claiming to be a "rainmaker," the man promises to bring rain, for $100. It's a silly idea, but the rainmaker is so refreshing and persistent that the family finally consents, banging on big brass drums to rattle the sky. Meanwhile the rainmaker also turns his magic on the girl, and persuades her that she has a very real beauty of her own. She believes it, just as her father believes the fellow can actually bring rain. Rain does come, and so does love. 

Opening Night: Friday, September 10, 1976 - Closing Night: Saturday, September 25, 1976


FileSol Berkman
H.C. CurryJack Fleming
Bill StarbuckPaul Haskin
Lizzie CurryCarol Mathews
Sheriff ThomasMatt Mathews
Noah CurrySteve Orlousky
Jim CurryMark Phelan

Production Staff

DirectorJay Mills
ProducerCris Moran
Stage ManagerNikki Leary
Set DesignSteve Petruska
Set ConstructionEwald Forsbrey
Set Construction-CrewRoger Clark
Jack Fleming
Scott Forsbrey
Karl Harfer
Matt Mathews
Steve Petruska
Set DecorKathrynne Forsbrey
Set Decor-CrewMarge Gaffney
Nikki Leary
Jean Lund
Carol Mathews
Lighting DesignDave Lampe
Sound DesignJess Hill
PropsPat Dougherty
Marge Gaffney
CostumesKathy Lampe
Make-Up / HairPat Berkman
Program EditorRuth Myers