Freeport Theatre Festival invites you to its 32nd summer season offering two plays of comic RELIEF: a romantic, tug-at-the heart comedy, The Rainmaker, written by N. Richard Nash, Directed by Jennifer Bronder; and, a screwball comedy for the child inside each of us, Bertha & Bailey's Circus, written and directed by Rennick Steele.
The Rainmaker, written in the early 1950s, is a tale of love and a tale of hope, set in "a western state on a summer day in a time of drought." Nash's romantic comedy brings the American heartland to life in a nostalgic family drama about the importance of self-belief.
Just at the moment the Curry family is beginning to despair the effects of drought, Starbuck--a self-proclaimed "Rainmaker" comes on the scene. He is full of dreams, passions and self-confidence--a quality unhappily unmarried Lizzie Curry especially lacks. Starbuck claims he will bring rain and break the drought that is claiming the Currys' crops and their cattle, if they agree to pay him a hefty (at that time) $100. How will the Curry family take to Starbuck? Will Starbuck bring rain? Will the Curry family ever be the same?? Come and spend an evening with Starbuck and the Curry family and be invigorated.
Come and celebrate the joy of being together after a year of Covid "exile.'
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