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The Rainmaker at Burning Coal Theatre Company

Dates: (12/5/2024 - 12/22/2024 )

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Burning Coal Theatre Company

Burning Coal Theatre

224 Polk Ave
Raleigh,NC 27604

Phone: 919-834-4001

Tickets: $20-$30

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This heartfelt classic is set in 1936 during the late summer in the sweeping landscape of Western Iowa at a time of drought. Cattle are "down and out" on the Curry ranch and temperatures are a stifling 104 degrees at night. As the relentless sun scorches the grasses' verdure and desperation creeps into the characters' lives, a young woman's search for love begins when a picaresque stranger with a "mellifluous tongue" enters and claims that he can bring rain.

Nash, who was born and raised in South Philadelphia, conceived the play after a trip through the drought-ridden Southwest during the summer of 1951. He met a dirt-covered eight-year-old boy at a filling station who was clutching a long, forked stick. It hadn't rained in a long time. Nash noticed that the boy shook the stick at the sky every few minutes. When he asked what the stick was for, the boy simply answered, "Rain."

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Burning Coal Theatre is at 224 Polk Ave, Raleigh, NC.

Disney's Frozen Jr (5/17/24-5/19/24)
Radio (6/5/24-6/23/24)
Ex-Boyfriends (6/6/24-6/23/24)
Home (6/8/24-6/20/24)
Ghosts (6/8/24-6/22/24)
Copenhagen by Michael Frayn (10/10/24-10/27/24)
The Rainmaker (12/5/24-12/22/24)
Merrily We Roll Along (12/5/24-12/22/24)
Paint Me This House Of Love (1/30/25-2/16/25)
Being Chaka (3/13/25-3/30/25)
Merrily We Roll Along (4/10/25-4/27/25)

Burning Coal Theatre Company is at 224 Polk Ave, Raleigh, NC.

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