Theater: Plays

'The Rainmaker'

Casting notice expires: May 6, 2013

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First Folio Theatre
Alison C. Vesely, artistic dir.

Production Description

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 which enable Lizzie to see herself in a new light.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals begin July 15; outdoor performances run July 31-Sept. 1 in Oak Brook, IL.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pay is $75/week.


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