written by Harvey Schmidt (Music), Tom Jones (Lyrics), N. Richard Nash (Book)

directed by Denise Beckerle

Friday May 21st 1993 — Saturday June 19th 1993

Based on Nash’s 1954 play The Rainmaker, it focuses on Lizzie Curry, a spinster living on a ranch in the American southwest, and her relationships with local sheriff File, a cautious divorcé who fears being hurt again, and charismatic con man Bill Starbuck, posing as a rainmaker who promises the locals he can bring relief to the drought-stricken area. Nash’s book is faithful to his original play, although all the interior scenes were moved outdoors to allow for the addition of townspeople for ensemble numbers and dances. Many of Jones’ lyrics come directly from Nash’s play.

Cast

Production Staff / Crew

Harvey GardnerRhoda Goldstein