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The Rainmaker
East Village
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The Rainmaker NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(36 Reviews)
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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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Entertaining, Great writing, Romantic, Delightful

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 Read more

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Absorbing

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. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

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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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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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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