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The Rainmaker Reviews

Shelton Theater (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

41 ratings
4.4 average rating
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172 reviews
45 stars
attended Nov 24 2012

This production of The Rainmaker is a remarkable achievement for small theater. It is so darned good it should run for months.

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12 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

Superb casting, acting, direction, story line. I expected passable and got standing ovation material. Also, so nice to have real food on stage. Drinking real coffee not air. Also, unusual touch--they cooked bacon and eggs on stage. Made it more...continued

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 08 2012

AMAZING acting, great story, intimate theater experience. I highly recommend this show before it moves on! We will be back for more shows at the Shelton...very impressive!

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1 review
3 stars
attended Jan 05 2013

The theater is intimate and simply adorable. The set looked great and there's not a bad seat in the house. The play had 7 characters. 2 were really good. 3 were passable. 2 were really awful. What can I say? The acting was just uneven and...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 02 2012

This is such a wonderful production! Lots of tender moments and laughter. Great directing and acting, set design, etc. I highly recommend this production - you will not be disappointed at all!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

Touching and amazing play. Loved every moment of it. Tears welled up in the end. Actors just smoked it - to standing ovation. See this if you get a chance. Intimate theaters (like this) provide you a raw and immediate experience. A play like this...continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

Well written play but uneven and amateurish acting.

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432 reviews
72 stars
attended Dec 21 2012

Missed some of the emotionally riveting moments but was a pretty well acted performance

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264 reviews
99 stars
attended Jan 11 2013

Loved this show! Outstanding performances throughout. I have this piece performed previously and this is by far the best version yet. Thanks for a terrific evening out!

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 10 2012

We thought the show was GREAT!! Interesting plot line and the cast did an incredible job. This play is a bargain at this price and you should definitely go and check it out.

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30 reviews
26 stars
attended Nov 09 2012

Great story. Even better acting. Intense drama with comedic streaks. Interesting to know the Shelton family involvement and their extensive acting history. I'll definitely return to the Shelton Theater to see more of their work.

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26 reviews
131 stars
attended Nov 02 2012

An enjoyable evening of theater. Great set design, good acting. and a moving story made for an entertaining evening.

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17 reviews
7 stars
attended Nov 02 2012

This is an ambitious play for a small theater. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Both the actors and the set displayed the right amount of seediness for the story. It was an engaging performance.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 10 2012

This is a strong play and I highly recommend it. The story is beautiul and moving, the actors are generous performers, the set is gorgeous, the music is a live violinist! This play has heart. Go see it!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 10 2012

Go and see The Rainmaker if you love great acting and playwriting. The ensemble is superb, the setting intimate and this story is just beautiful. Theater is supposed to be this good! Also they have a great lounge for beer, wine, espresso drinks,...continued

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99 stars
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144 reviews
20 stars
attended Dec 29 2012

This is of course a classic play with some very funny lines. Set design was nicely done. Matt Shelton as Starbuck was good, as was Amanda Gerard-Shelton as Lizzie. But acting overall was inconsistent which detracted from the enjoyment of the play...continued

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66 reviews
23 stars
attended Jan 05 2013

Totally enjoyed this sweet little production. Ok, some of the acting was uneven, couldn't hear file, Noah could have nuanced his anger, but I was pulled in and moved.

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65 reviews
24 stars
attended Nov 17 2012

Although some of the acting was uneven, I did enjoy the performance.

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4 reviews
7 stars
attended Nov 09 2012

I've always been very fond of this play. Even though I was in the second row I had difficulty hearing File, and occasionally some of the others. But overall the acting was very strong and my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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