Old Globe's The Rainmaker Will Feature Tug Coker, Danielle Skraastad and Gbenga Akinnagbe
By Carey Purcell
The cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's revival of The Rainmaker.
Performances of N. Richard Nash's play will begin July 13, prior to an official opening July 18. The Rainmaker will run through Aug. 11.
Directed by Maria Milea, the cast will feature 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 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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