Superstition dictates that instead of wishing actors “good luck,” you should tell them to “break a leg” or “stir me with your acting, you beautiful beast.” Be moved with this Groupon.
- Admission to The Rainmaker
- When: any show of your choice through August 25. Performances run Thursday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday at 5 p.m.
- Where: The Edgemar Center for the Arts
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: one hour before the show
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $17 for one ticket (up to $34.99 value)
- $34 for two tickets (up to $68.98 value)
First staged in 1954 and later made into a Katharine Hepburn vehicle, The Rainmaker sees a “plain” young woman reinvented thanks to the magic and charms of a traveling conman. Lizzie Curry spends her days housekeeping for her father and brothers in a Depression-era town. When handsome rascal Starbuck rolls into town, promising rain in exchange for $100, an unlikely series of events gives Lizzie a whole new perspective on love, desire, and self-worth. This beloved play is frequently revived, but in the words of the Los Angeles Times’ F. Kathleen Foley, “Unless you see the current production at the Edgemar Center, you’ve simply never seen this play. In a definitive staging, director Jack Heller… crafts a striking, specific portrait of a bygone time.”
Edgemar Center for the Arts
Home to two stages and an art gallery, the Edgemar Center for the Arts more than meets the needs of the local visual and performing arts communities. The center places an emphasis on collaboration, uniting creative minds of all ages and persuasions both in the classroom and on stage. Hosting musical performances, question-and-answer sessions with Hollywood actors, and theatrical productions old and just sprouted, the space has attracted the likes of Don Cheadle, Christian Slater, Malcolm McDowell, and Jason Alexander.