Romantic American Fable The Rainmaker at A.C.T.
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The last date listed for The Rainmaker was Sunday November 25, 2007 / 2:00pm.
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wonderful production of an old fashioned romance. Very touching. I was particularly impressed by Rene Augesen who plays Lizzie and Jack Willis who plays her father. All the acting is excellent, but these two are really standouts. The set--and the...continued
A classic American romance, _The Rainmaker is a refreshingly heartfelt fable about a con man, a country girl, and the way that love can overcome cynicism in even the most tired of souls. T_he Rainmaker centers on the charismatic huckster Starbuck, who travels the heartland selling snake-oil and other dubious miracle cures. At the drought-stricken Curry farm, Starbuck promises to make it rain—for a price, of course. But when he and Lizzie, the lone daughter of the family, discover a genuine chemistry, they begin to consider the possibility of a real miracle.
By N. Richard Nash
Directed by Mark Rucker (The Beard of Avon)
Starring A.C.T. core acting company member René Augesen as Lizzie