Blackfriars Repertory and the Storm Theatre Company present this iconic drama, set in the American West of the 1930s, about a charming stranger who brings hope to a drought-stricken town and lonely spinster. More…
A stage classic by N. Richard Nash from the golden age of American theater, 'The Rainmaker' is a deeply romantic fable of love, longing, hope, and fulfillment.
See it if you’re into expert playwrighting. Script is a well-crafted character & conflict machine. Deserves its classic status.
Don't see it if you’ve no patience for the introvert’s dilemma, plays that uphold status quo re marriageability, or Romanticism over Rationalism
See it if Starts dry but brews a little storm of self awareness, facing bleak reality, and self esteem. The con brings new life to a dry, stuck family
Don't see it if Problematic premise is based on women not having worth without a husband or someone not being coupled up.
Also Free ticket from Show Score.
See it if You want to see an excellent version of this play. It was wonderful to see the play. I had only seen the movie.
Don't see it if You need to see big Broadway Productions. This is more intimate.
See it if You enjoy drama with humor and pathos & are happy to go off-Broadway. The actors were superb!
Don't see it if You are not a fan of drama set in 1928 & lack the imagination to believe against all odds.
See it if You want to see a charming rom-com, set at a luxurious pace, that'll leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside.
Don't see it if You haven't the patience for a slow burn of a show, or are turned off by Southern accents.
See it if You want to consider women's economic dependency and tradeoffs between companionship, compatability mutual affect & respect.
Don't see it if You want something light. This has moments of levity but overall it paints a sad story about how deep sexism is in American culture.
See it if you like well written shows with very good acting in an intimate setting...
Don't see it if you are looking for a big budget show with lots of sets and costumes...
See it if You like play with great acting with a wonderful story from 1920s. Some of the things still relavant today. Finding love, family problems
Don't see it if You like contemporary theatre, if you are feminist, do not like family drama.
See it if you have never seen this classic drama about taking a chances and discovering that we need to be our own rainmakers to live our dreams.
Don't see it if you are not up for an intimate play set in the American West and dealing with love and longing, drought and dreams, hope and happiness.
See it if Like a Midwestern play where a swindler, comes into your family, and turn you life up side down.
Don't see it if If you are looking for a musical, or maybe you don't like people taking advantage of other people.
See it if You like O'Neill or Tennessee Williams plays. The acting was wonderful and the story is very engaging and sad at the same time.
Don't see it if If you don't like sad stories or stories.
See it if you would enjoy a well crafted, well acted throwback show but with gender types that are a little musty.
Don't see it if you prefer shows that are as up to date as Kansas City.
See it if ... you want to see Broadway-worthy performances without making the trip to New York City. This show is enthralling from start to finish.
Don't see it if ... you don't feel up to a 2+ hour show with lots of twists and turns and well-developed character. This review is for the show in Madison.
See it if You enjoy great actors bringing a classic back to life. This play was very entertaining & charming. Put many smiles on my face.
Don't see it if You are only interested in musicals
Also Kudos to the Producer & Director!
See it if It was incredibly well cast. Character development is paramount to telling this story of hope and love. The actors were excellent!
Don't see it if If you want to see a musical.
See it if you like tradl theater. Great script that's mostly well-acted. Modest prodctn values. Well-drawn characters. Humor could be more emphasized.
Don't see it if you're offended by anti-feminism of 1928. Some actors better than others. One woman, 6 men. Still, I enjoyed this old-fashioned charmer.
See it if Strong, direct & unfussy staging by Dobbins proves to be the best approach to this well-made romantic classic from mid- 1950's Holds up well
Don't see it if Leads a bit board Ms. Dobbins' Lizzy lacks needed undertone of spunk & Provenza's Starbuck too clownish but ensemble A+ esp Chandler's File
See it if Always great too see some of the oldies at a small intimate site where all of the actors an flourish. Simple but great set (black box)
Don't see it if It appears that the smallest role has been replaced but clever use of the clipboard does great for the role..