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Off-Broadway News Revival of N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker Begins Off-Broadway Performances will continue through May 20 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture.
Fleur Alys Dobbins

Performances begin April 27 Off-Broadway for the Blackfriars Repertory Theatre revival of N. Richard Nash's 1954 play The Rainmaker, directed by Peter Dobbins in the Black Box Theater at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture. The limited engagement is a co-production with The Storm Theatre Company and is scheduled through May 20.

The Rainmaker tells the story of a charismatic stranger who brings hope to a drought-stricken town in the American West of the 1920s.

The cast is made up of Fleur Alys Dobbins (Scapin at Roundabout, Arcadia at the Goodman Theatre), Ken Trammell (Entourage, Linnea), Benjamin Jones (Le Cid, Marius), Sean Cleary (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; Collaborators), Matthew Provenza (The Fight), Jim Haines, and Jim E. Chandler (Saving Faith).

The Rainmaker features scenic design by Sheryl Liu, costume design by Danica Martino, lighting design by Michael Abrams, and sound design by Caroline Eng.

"One of the chief legacies of the sexual revolution to contemporary life has been loneliness. Now, more than ever, The Rainmaker's dramatization of faith and hope triumphing over despair seems desperately needed. It also serves as a refreshing reminder of how strange and varied are the ways of providence," says director Dobbins.

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