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The Rainmaker Last Modified: Monday, November 03, 2008
The Rainmaker
by N. Richard Nash
Directed by Don Russell
October 2003

Taking place during a drought in the West, N. Richard Nash's "The Rainmaker" tells of Lizzie Curry, a plain farm woman who has spent her life caring for a doting father and brothers and is now facing spinsterhood. Her father and two brothers are worried as much about her becoming an old maid as they are about their dying cattle. Enter Starbuck, "The Rainmaker," a con man with promises to bring rain to the drought-stricken Western state but instead offers romance for a night to Lizzie. His charm and charisma bring hope for solving all the family's problems. An uplifting story that gets back to the basics of love, trust and the courage to dream-big or small.
Published by Samuel French, Inc..

2003's "Season of Laughter" was dedicated to the memory of Elva Hansen. She will be greatly missed!

Jerry Longinotti as H.C.

Jim Cunningham as Noah Joshua Drake as Jim Cast of Characters
H.C.: Jerry Longinotti
Noah: Jim Cunningham
Jim: Joshua Drake
Lizzie: Karla Parker Ross
File: Steve Burns
Sheriff Thomas: Frank Schultz
Starbuck: Hal McAfee
Our Crew
Producer: Gene Forsyth
Director: Don Russell
Asst. Dir./Stage Manager: Jean Russell
Set Design: Mark Britton
Set Construction: Mark Britton, Ray Johnson, Jim & Mary Jane Cunningham, Dave Campbell, Nyle Cearlock, Jim Stout, Bill Tanzyus, Walter Dodson, Dave McKillip
Lighting: Walter Dodson
Sound: Richard Terry
Props: Sherryl Watkins
Publicity: Gene & Margaret Forsyth, Courtney Regan, Ray Johnson, Tom Clark
Pre-show Music: George Baker
Box Office: Diane Hayes and her Volunteers
Program Printing: Five Star Printing
Program Design: Dave McKillip
Graphic Design: Tom Clark
Digital Photography: Thomas & Kristi Clark
Webmaster: Tom Clark & John Lukas
Karla Parker Ross as Lizzie Steve Burns as File Frank Schultz as Sheriff Thomas

Hal McAfee as Starbuck, the Rainmaker
Arts Central
The Springs Magazine, Hot Springs
The Sentinel-Record
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Malvern Daily Record
The Daily Siftings Herald (Arkadelphia)
Hot Springs Village Voice
The Hot Springs Advertising & Promotion Commission
KQUS 97.5 FM Hot Springs Country Radio
KVRE 92.9 FM Hot Springs Village Nostalgia Radio
KLAZ 105.9 FM Hot Springs Pop Contempory Hit Radio
KZNG 1340 AM Hot Springs News/Talk Radio
KALR 91.5 FM Hot Springs Religious Radio
Channel 5
Jerry Jones
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Schreurs
Painted Rock Ranch Bed & Breakfast
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Neighbors
Jean & Jack Gauch & Libby Jacques
Assistant Director Jean Russell
The Cast