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152 Star Starred
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-882-9100
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 42 members
Review from Ken in Kensington
278 events 186 reviews

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

reviewed Nov 24 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Linda Hennessey
80 events 13 reviews

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

reviewed Dec 14 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from DivisaderoQueen
23 events 1 review

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

reviewed Jan 05 2013 report as inappropriate
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“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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