Venue Details

130 Star Starred
Edgemar Center for the Arts
2437 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-392-7327
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Linnea McKinsey
We lucked out and found a place to park off of Nielson/Ocean for $1/hr
The Rainmaker travel Nov 25 2013 star this tip starred
Linnea McKinsey
We enjoyed happy hour (real food and drinks) across the street at The Galley.
The Rainmaker dining Nov 25 2013 star this tip starred
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115 events
77 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 19 2013

Great show. Terrific acting, great set and very pogniant story.

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63 reviews
33 stars
attended Feb 07 2013

If you think you’ve seen this play before, you’re deluding yourself. You haven’t really seen it until you witness this magnetic performance.

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Website

http://www.edgemarcenter.org/rainmaker

Quotes & Highlights

_The Rainmaker won several StageSceneLA “Scenie” Awards in 2013, including: Production of the Year, Best Performance by a Lead Actress, Best Performance by a Lead Actor and Best Ensemble Cast Performance.
“Unless you see the current production at the Edgemar Center, you’ve simply never seen this play. In a definitive staging, director Jack Heller smooths over the piece’s limitations and crafts a striking, specific portrait of a bygone time.” —Los Angeles Times (Critic’s Choice)
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The Rainmaker hasn’t lost an iota of its humor, charm, and broad audience appeal since its 1954 debut. It’s that rarity, a comedy classic that conservative Republicans and progressive Democrats can find themselves cheering with identical whoops and hollers." -StageSceneLA
“Director Jack Heller has done an amazing task in assembling this talented cast of actors… [A] very delicious production which would have made playwright N. Richard Nash proud.” -LA Splash
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“All the players are ablaze in this terrific version of N. Richard Nash’s classic play … but, bottom line, the play belongs to Tanna Frederick, and Meryl Streep couldn’t do it better.” —cynthiacitron.com

Description

Set in a drought-ridden rural town in the West in Depression-era America, the play tells the story of a pivotal hot summer day in the life of spinsterish Lizzie Curry. Lizzie keeps house for her father and two brothers on the family cattle ranch. She has just returned from a trip to visit pseudo-cousins (all male), which was undertaken with the failed expectation that she would find a husband. As their farm languishes under the devastating drought, Lizzie’s family worries about her marriage prospects more than about their dying cattle. A charming confidence trickster named Starbuck arrives and promises to bring rain in exchange for $100…..

About the Ticket Supplier: Edgemar Center for the Arts

Theatre, dance, music, film, and visual arts come together in one place. Students and seasoned professionals perform side-by-side—their work is a culmination of workshops, rehearsals, and collaboration across disciplines. This is the purpose and the realization of a Center for the Arts. Nestled between a café, salon, retail shops, and an annex of the Museum of Contemporary Art store, Edgemar Center for the Arts is the anchor of the Edgemar complex on Main Street in Santa Monica. The interior courtyard provides a hub for activity and a cross-pollination of artists, businesses, residents and visitors to this beachside destination. The complex is a stop on the tour of local gems designed by architect Frank Gehry.