CTLR Holds Open Auditions for THE RAINMAKER by N. Richard Nash This Weekend
Auditions for Community Theatre of Little Rock's Fall Drama "The Rainmaker" by N. Richard Nash, will be held this weekend, August 23rd-24th at 2 pm, at The Studio Theatre, 328 West 7th Street in Downtown Little Rock. Directed by Frank O. Butler, there will be cold readings from the script.Production dates for the show are October 3rd-19th. Rehearsals begin around August 25th. 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. Founded in 1956, the Community Theatre of Little Rock (CTLR) is Central Arkansas's oldest and finest theater tradition. CTLR is a nonprofit, volunteer organization striving to enlighten, educate and entertain our community by providing live theatrical productions of the highest quality, as well as providing opportunities for talented people to perform and participate in all phases of producing live theater. For further information, visit http://www.ctlr-act.org.