About the Show
By N. Richard Nash
It’s the middle of a hot, dry summer in the American Southwest. Lizzie Curry returns home still a spinster. Jim’s carrying on about a little red hat. Noah’s badgering everybody. H.C. Curry doesn’t know what a father should do. And the town deputy is wallowing in self-pity. Then Starbuck, a wanted con man, strikes a deal to bring rain in this sentimental romance.
Directed by Mia Self
From the Director
“I was first exposed to The Rainmaker in 1979. It was the Happy Days episode “Fonzie’s a Thespian” when he rescues a community theatre production that lost their Starbuck. He played opposite Marion Cunningham’s Lizzie. It was a poetic love story unlike anything I had ever seen and I dreamed of being a part of this play. This sweet and awkward story invites us all to remember, not only adolescent longings for love, but the lifelong persistence of the desire to matter and belong.”
“[The Rainmaker’s] underlying theme – the need for faith in oneself and others – is universal.” – Chicago Reader
Noah Curry — Reilly Gregorio
H.C. — Austin McClure
Jim Curry — Griffin James
Lizzie Curry — Carson Smith
File — Jack Nolan
Sheriff — Tarek Afifi
Starbuck — Carl T. Staub
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Listen to director Mia Self and Carson Smith (Lizzie Curry) on WHUP-FM’s Lights Up! being interviewed by host Wayne Leonard. Interview starts around the 15:45 minute mark.
|SHOW WARNING: Mild language.|
7:30pm Nightly, November 8-10, 14-17
2:00pm, Sunday Matinees: November 11 & 18
Wednesday Community Night: November 14 — All public seats $15 (plus applicable fees and tax)
Audio Description & Closed Captioning: Friday, November 9 — View Captioning here on day of show.
Contact Ticket Central in advance for special assistance.
Adult $23; Sr Citizen $21; Fac/Staff $19; Students $15; NCSU $6
Plus applicable fees and NC sales tax. All seating is reserved.
Located in Thompson Hall
Hours: 1:00-6:00pm, Monday-Friday
(And one hour before curtain on show dates)