The Rainmaker

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.

Cast/Characters

H.C. Curry – Joseph Selinski

Noah Curry – Mark Nadolski

Jim Curry – Robert Montemayor

Lizzie Curry – Faye Klemme

File – Leo Radakovich

Sheriff Thomas – Roger Anderson

Bill Starbuck – Howard Hill

Production Staff

Directed and Designedby: David W. Keyte

Stage Manager: Mark Tellen

Costume Design: Pat VonRautenkranz

Light Design: Don Zastrow

Sound Design: Dick Pool

Properties: Linda Zavrl

Master Carpenter: Walter Weimann, Ludwig Johst, Jeff Siebenaler

Paint Master: Kathleen Andersen

Cover Art: Roger Lahm

Photographer: Rick Gustafson