Old Globe's The Rainmaker, Starring Tug Coker, Danielle Skraastad and Gbenga Akinnagbe, Opens July 18

News   Old Globe's The Rainmaker, Starring Tug Coker, Danielle Skraastad and Gbenga Akinnagbe, Opens July 18
The Old Globe's revival of The Rainmaker officially opens July 18 following previews that began July 13.

Danielle Skraastad and Gbenga Akinnagbe
Danielle Skraastad and Gbenga Akinnagbe Photo by Jim Cox

N. Richard Nash's play will continue through Aug. 11.

Directed by Maria Milea, the cast features Danielle Skraastad (All My Sons, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures) as Lizzie; Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Oedipus Cycle, Henry V) as Starbuck; Tug Coker (Magic/Bird) as File; Peter Douglas as Noah Curry; Kyle Harris as Jim Curry; John Judd as H. C. Curry; and Herbert Siguenza as Sheriff Thomas.

"The Rainmaker is set against the sweeping landscape of the American Midwest," according to press notes. "On her family's drought-ridden ranch, Lizzie's hopes and dreams have run as dry as the barren fields. When the irresistible Starbuck arrives in town, selling the promise of rain, Lizzie must decide: is he a con man, or does he hold the key to everything she desires?"

"It's the Globe's pleasure to add a sweet note of romance to the beautiful San Diego summer," Old Globe artistic director Barry Edelstein said in a previous statement. "The Rainmaker's story of a young woman's search for love and for self in the vast open spaces of the American plains continues to resonate. The Old Globe's production, under the visionary direction of Maria Mileaf, finds the beating heart in a gorgeous play that deserves its place in the pantheon of American classics."

The creative team includes Neil Patel (scenic design), Katherine Roth (costume design), Japhy Weideman (lighting design), Bart Fasbender (sound design), Ryan Beattie Scrimger (vocal and dialect coach), Caparelliotis Casting (casting) and Monica A. Cuoco (stage manager).

Tickets can be purchased online at TheOldGlobe.org or by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE.

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