May 8, 2016 All Day
Kauai Community Players presents an American classic, The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash, directed by Bard Widmer. The Rainmaker opens May 6 and plays for three weekends through May 22, Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 4pm at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse, 4411 Kikowaena Street, Lihue.
The Rainmaker is a dramatic comedy taking place on a ranch at the time of a paralyzing drought. It focuses on Lizzie Curry (Rebecca Hanson), a plain girl whose brothers (Jim Warrack and Bailey Hutton) try every possible scheme to marry her off, but without success. Nor is there any sign of relief from the dry heat, when suddenly from out of nowhere appears Starbuck (Ian Foster), a charismatic, sweet-talking man with quite the sales pitch. Claiming to be a “rainmaker,” Starbuck promises to bring rain for $100. He is so refreshing and persistent that the family finally consents. Meanwhile the rainmaker also turns his magic on Lizzie, and persuades her that she has a very real beauty of her own. She believes it, just as her father (Morgan Liddell) believes the fellow can actually bring rain. Rain does come, and so does love. Fili Lasau is File, the deputy sheriff and admirer of Lizzie, and Bruce Fehring is the sheriff.
Tickets are $20, $5 off opening weekend with discounts for KCP members, seniors and students. There is a Pay-What-You-Can Preview on Thursday, May 5 at 7pm; admission at the door by donation.