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145 Star Starred
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-882-9100
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Several great restaurants within walking distance. Check Yelp!
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Stockton/Sutter St. garage. Cost us $5.50, for dinner and a show. A short walk to the theater.
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Reviews & Ratings

"The Rainmaker"
41 ratings
4.4 average rating
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13 reviews
9 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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6 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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Quotes & Highlights

“This is a beautiful production, understated and real. It lasts an hour and 35 minutes without intermission and in that short space of time, you will be transported into a charming world where thinking makes it so.” — Lynn Ruth Miller

Description

The Shelton Theater presents The Rainmaker, N. Richard Nash’s classic play about faith, love and raw magic in a time of crippling drought. Beautifully staged by director Julie Dimas-Lockfeld, this funny, poignant and life-affirming story is an unforgettable view into a world where love and belief in the unbelievable are as necessary as rain. Matt Shelton plays the title role of Starbuck, the traveling con man come to bring rain.