The Rainmaker
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The Rainmaker
85

The Rainmaker NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(36 Ratings)
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100%
Mixed
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Members say
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great writing, Funny

About the Show

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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (36)

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60 Reviews | 4 Followers
95
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

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.

290 Reviews | 92 Followers
95
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Great staging

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.

169 Reviews | 72 Followers
91
Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Refreshing, Delightful

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. Read more

239 Reviews | 68 Followers
90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great writing, Fluffy, Romantic

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.

205 Reviews | 108 Followers
90
Great acting, Riveting, Refreshing, Masterful, Absorbing

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.

311 Reviews | 45 Followers
84
Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent

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.

110 Reviews | 16 Followers
83
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Profound

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.

270 Reviews | 63 Followers
80
Mixed messages leave you thinking, Great acting, Absorbing, Dated, Thought-provoking

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.

Critic Reviews (3)

TheaterScene.net
May 7th, 2018

"A model of an effective well-made play. Exposition, character delineation and plot are all imparted with engaging precision...The soul of the production is Ken Trammell’s understated performance as Mr. Curry who erupts with feeling when worried about his daughter...Director Peter Dobbins’ masterful pacing is leisurely with appropriate force...This enchanting production demonstrates 'The Rainmaker’s' enduring resonance."
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Theater Pizzazz
May 7th, 2018

"It’s a production that will satisfy, and perhaps delight, those who appreciate classic American theater and those who want to experience the best of the Golden Age of Broadway...In this mounting, the production doesn’t so much play for levity as it does for the more serious side of the piece. In directing the competent cast with sobriety, Dobbins misaligns the balance needed for a successful end-game, thereby missing opportunities to elevate the overall tone of the text."
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StageBiz.com
May 6th, 2018

“A well made play, performed by a stellar cast...An enduring classic...At times heartbreaking and in other moments completely hilarious...Dobbins has ensured the perfect pace and never ‘gilds the lily’ with too much sentimentality. He keeps the characters real and grounded as they struggle with their life challenges...He is a master of crafting believable moments and a rich emotional landscape...His expert hand was evident in every cadence and confrontation.”
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