The Rainmaker on stage at Edgemar

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Posted December 13, 2012 by The Argonaut in This Week

ACTORS Tanna Frederick and Robert Standley are starring in the classic romantic comedy The Rainmaker at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.

The Rainmaker, a classic romantic comedy by N. Richard Nash, is being presented through Sunday Dec. 16 on the main stage at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.
Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 13 through 15, and 5 p.m. Dec. 16. A second running of the play will take place Jan. 10 through March 24.
Directed by Jack Heller, The Rainmaker is a story about love, desire and magic that is set in the Dust Bowl during the Depression. The play focuses largely on the fate of Lizzie, who lives on a family farm with her brothers and father, where she takes care of them.
She dreams of having her own family, and after a visit to her cousins, which includes a failed attempt at finding a prospective mate, she is reminded that she and her family consider her “plain,” and has a fear of winding up as the “maiden aunt.”
The family farm, like all the others, is impacted by drought, and a charismatic stranger named Starbuck appears, claiming he can summon up the clouds and bring rain.
The Rainmaker has been translated into 40 languages since it appeared on Broadway in 1954, and was made into a 1956 movie.
The cast includes Tanna Frederick, Robert Standley, Benjamin Chamberlain, David Garver, Ralph Guzzo, Steve Howard and Scott Roberts.
Admission is $34.99, with a limited number of tickets available for each performance at $25.
For reservations, (310) 392-7327, or www.edgemarcenter.org.


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