Venue Details

151 Star Starred
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-882-9100
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"The Rainmaker"
42 ratings
4.4 average rating
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276 events
186 reviews
7 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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13 reviews
31 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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1 review
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.

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