The La Jolla Theatre Ensemble is pleased to present a staged reading of Richard Nash's THE RAINMAKER Friday, July 21st & Monday, July 24th at 7pm — at the La Jolla Comunity Center: 6811 La Jolla Boulevard; La Jolla, CA 92037
*** Please note the early start-time.
As it is mid-summer, we will of course be performing in the Center's beautiful outdoor courtyard; and this will be a fully staged reading — sans music stands… ;)
The weather will be ideal for our first of 2 outdoor shows this summer season. :)
THE RAINMAKER features a cast of 7 beautifully-written characters, in what is an atypical yet classic American «romantic comedy.»
The play stars Rachel Esther Tate as Lizzie, and features Anthony Flynn, Robert Malave, John Tessmer, Duane Weekly, and Nick Young, plus Paul Morgavo in the title role on FRIDAY and Steve Froelich in that role on MONDAY… ;)
Some time ago, in the midst of a severe drought in the West, a family is struggling not merely with making ends meet but with how to prevent its only female member from becoming (or remaining) an «old maid.» Along comes a charismatic stranger who, for $100, promises to make it rain within 24 hours… But is he nothing more than a charlatan...?.. Come join us and find out...!..
LIZZIE CURRY: RACHEL ESTHER TATE
HC CURRY: NICK YOUNG
NOAH CURRY: ANTHONY FLYNN
JIMMY CURRY: ROBERT MALAVE
FILE: JOHN TESSMER
SHERIFF: DUANE WEEKLY
STARBUCK: PAUL MORGAVO (Fri); STEVE FROELICH (Mon)
Admission is by a $10 SUGGESTED donation (it's really and truly pay-what-you-can — for those who CAN give in the suggested range, please do; for those who cannot, please do COME...!...); no reservations are necessary, but if you know you would like to come, please let us know(!) — and should you have any questions, feel free to ask them here!..
Running time is 2 1/2 hours, INCLUDING two 10-minute intermissions.
Please join us for this play which is one of the best plays in the American Theatre canon. ;)
See You at the Theatre...!!!.. :)
~ La Jolla Theatre Ensemble's Producing Artistic Director, John Tessmer
P.S. This summer's programming is brought to you, our audiences(!), through the generous donations of Jason Carbone, Dan Feraldo, Jean Frazier & Michael Shames, Helen & Doc Froeb, Thomas Haine, James Hancock, Haig Koshkarian, Robert Quimby, Marilyn & Mark Sickman, and Roberta Wolff. Like them(!), You, TOO, can help support the La Jolla Theatre Ensemble through your attendance and/or your contributions… :)
The La Jolla Community Center is a 501©(3), so your support is tax deductible. ;)
Please make checks payable TO the La Jolla Community Center and designate your donation for the La Jolla Theatre Ensemble and specify whether it is for actor or director stipends, food/beverage, programs/marketing, or lighting/sound equipment. :)
~ THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH...!!!.. ♥