Sherman Playhouse to Present THE RAINMAKER, 7/18-8/10
The Sherman Playhouse has announced its summer production of the classic American drama, THE RAINMAKER, by N. Richard Nash.
THE RAINMAKER follows a girl whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her becoming an old maid as they are about their dying cattle due to a paralyzing drought in the West. The brothers try every possible scheme to marry her off, but without success. Suddenly, from out of nowhere, appears a character with a mellifluous tongue and the most grandiose notions a man could imagine. He claims to be a rainmaker. The rainmaker turns his magic on the girl and persuades her that she has a very real beauty of her own and she believes it. Just as her father believes that the fellow can actually bring rain. Rain does come, and so does love.
The production features some of the regions finest actors: Alexis M. Vournazos (Danbury), Jeff Rossman (New Fairfield), David Almquist (Sharon), Kenn Sapeta (Cold Spring, NY), William H. Greenage IV (Wappingers Falls, NY), and Stacy-Lee Frome and Thomas Ovitt (both New Milford).
THE RAINMAKER is under the direction of Martin D. Rosato of New Milford.
THE RAINMAKER runs July 18,19 25,26,27 August 1,2 8,9,10. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, with 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinees on July 27 and August 10. Tickets for all shows are $20 for general seating.
On Thursday, July 17, all patrons are invited to attend a "Half-Price Preview Night" at 8:00 p.m. where all tickets are only $10. Students may see any performance for only $10 if they pay in cash only at the door and carry a valid student ID. Students may not make reservations in advance for a performance.
Reservations can be made online at www.shermanplayers.org or by calling the box office at (860) 354-3622.
The Sherman Playhouse is a non-Equity theatre company located at 5 Route 39 North (next to the fire house) in Sherman, CT