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by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017
Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38thÂ season of professional theater on Cape Ann with N. Richard Nash's moving American classicÂ The RainmakerÂ fromÂ July 14 through August 5Â at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.Â Set in the time of a paralyzing drought in Depression-era America,Â The RainmakerÂ tells the story of a pivotal hot summer day in the life of spinsterish Lizzie Curry, whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her marriage prospects as they are about their dying cattle. Enter Starbuck, the consummate con man, who promises to solve all their problems, for a fee. Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh,Â The RainmakerÂ cast features Brian Homer as Starbuck; Jessica Bates as Lizzie Curry; David DeBeck as H.C. Curry, the patriarch of the Curry family; Joe Short and Sean McCoy as the Curry brothers; Dave Rich as File and longtime Gordon College Professor of Theater Arts Norm Jones as Sheriff Thomas.Â N. Richard Nash's most celebrated play,Â The Rainmaker, appeared in all three mediums; on Broadway in 1954, as a motion picture starring Katharine Hepburn in 1956, and as a television production in 1982. A musical version ofÂ The Rainmaker, entitledÂ 110 Degrees in the Shade, debuted on Broadway in 1963.