The Rainmaker

A Romantic Comedy by N. Richard Nash

ON OUR STAGE IN OUR 81ST SEASON

February 27-28, March 1, 6-8, and 13-15, 2009
Produced in Cooperation with Samuel French, Inc.

THE SHOW

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.

THE CREW

Director, Kim Donovan
Assistant Director, Patricia LaFramboise
Co-Producers, Cathy Zanardelli and John Sczomak
Stage Manager, Sarah Hettel
Set Design, Floyd Bell
Stage Construction, Jeff Flannery
assisted by John Calder, Sarah Hettel, Richard Marengere, Gordon Mosley, Matthew Poertner, David Reynolds II, John Sczomak, Mike Stair, and Paul Vandevert
Set Painting,  Floyd Bell, Gordon Mosley, Mary Beth Oravec, John Sczomak, and Pete Zeger
Lights & Sound, Steve Gautreau
assisted by Phil Booth, Eugene Fusco, Mike Kinnell, and Jeff Ostrowski
Hair & Make-up, Margaret Winowiecki
Costumes, Mary Calder
assisted by Sydnee Dombrowski, Fran Walker, and the cast
Properties, Mike Moseley and Mike Stair
Publicity, Sue Suchyta
assisted by Kevin Rider
Programs, Nicole Cooper, Anna Dewey, and Nancy Valentini
Tickets, Sydnee Dombrowski
Ushers, Tim Carney
assisted by members of the Guild
Afterglow, Tim Carney and Colleen Meade Ripper
Cast and Crew, Frann Stempek
50/50 and Intermission, Richard Marengere
assisted by members of the Guild
Special thanks to Maura Donovan, Mary Muller, Paul St. Pierre, and Dale Zanardelli for their help during this production.

THE CAST

H.C. Curry, Richard Bulleri
Noah Curry, Tim Timmer
Jim Curry, Cory Weatherup and Alex Gojkov
Lizzie Curry, Maria Kovac
File, Kenyada Davis
Sheriff Thomas, Gary Regal
Bill Starbuck, Ron Williams, Jr.

Cast Photo Only – Show Photos Not Available
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Cast and Crew Digitized by Tom Sparrow

 

The Players Guild of Dearborn

THEATER:
21730 Madison
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 561-TKTS

MAILING ADDRESS:
Players Guild of Dearborn
P.O. Box 2617
Dearborn, MI 48123