The Rainmaker
by StageCenter Community Theatre

May. 30 - Jun. 15

(via SCTB)At the time of a paralyzing drought in the West we discover a girl whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her potential futureas an old maid as they are about their dying cattle. For the truth is, she is indeed a plain girl. The brothers try every possible scheme to marry her off, without success.

Nor is there any sign of relief from the dry heat, when suddenly, from out of nowhere, appears a picaresque, sweet-talking man with quite the sales pitch. Claiming to be a “rainmaker,” the man promises to bring rain, for $100. It’s a silly idea, but the rainmaker is so refreshing and persistent that the family finallyconsents, banging on big brass drums to rattle the sky.

Meanwhile, the rainmaker also turns his magic on the girl, and persuades her that she has a very real beauty of her own. She believes it, just as her father believes the fellow can actually bring rain. Rain does come, and so does love. 


(via SCB)

"[The Rainmaker's] underlying theme - the need for faith in oneself and others - is universal." - Chicago Reader

"The notion of dreams coming true might seem a preposterous conceit in a more cynical era, yet The Rainmaker, N. Richard Nash's unabashedly optimistic 1953 teleplay-turned-Broadway-hit, still has the power to keep disbelief at bay [...] After nearly half a century, The Rainmaker still makes a handsomely staged case for miracles."
​- Los Angeles Times

“The Rainmaker” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals onbehalf of Samuel French, Inc.


By N. Richard Nash

Directed by Jay Thompson


The Rainmaker
by N. Richard Nash
StageCenter Community Theatre

May 30 - June 15, 2024
StageCenter Community Theatre
218 N Bryan Avenue
Bryan, TX, 77803


​May 30 - June 15, 2024
Sunday matinee June 9 at 2 pm

StageCenter, Bryan