Irene Rubaum-Keller: The Rainmaker Theatrical Review
Huffington Post - about 5 years
Set in the Dust Bowl during the depression, The Rainmaker tackles timeless themes of love, passion, faith and magic. The play premiered on Broadway in 1954 and was then made into a feature film in 1956 starring Katharine Hepburn, as Lizzie, and Burt Lancaster, as Starbuck.
Henry Jaglom and the Rainbow Theater Company, in association with Edgemar Center for the Arts bring us this stellar version of the timeless play. The story revolves around Lizzie. She is an unmarried woman, with no prospects. In the 1930s to be in your 30s and an unmarried woman was a crime against society. Lizzie is constantly told by her brother Noah, that she is "plain" and that no one will ever want her. Meanwhile, her father, brother Jimmy and even Noah make many laughable attempts to marry her off. They do this all the while worrying about the fact that the horrendous drought is killing their cattle and destroying what little they have left financially.
David Garver, Steve Howard, Tanna Fred...
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