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Little Theatre of Virginia Beach
Audition Notice

The Rainmaker

by N. Richard Nash

Directed by Carolyn Collings

Production Dates:
January 16 - February 8, 2015


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 future as an old maid as they are about their dying cattle. The brothers try every possible scheme to marry her off, but 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 and optimistic, that the family finally consents. 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.


Audition Dates:
Monday, November 17 & Tuesday, September 18 at 7pm
Callbacks: Thursday, November 20, at 7:00 pm.
Rehearsals begin Nov. 22

Participants will be given scenes from the script to read. Pictures and resumes welcomed but not required.


January 16-February 8, 2015
Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays at 2:30 p.m.


H. C. CURRY: Mid-late 50's, widower, honest, loving father, wise, encouraging

NOAH CURRY: Early-mid 30's, opinionated, in control, sensible, caring

JIM CURRY: Early 20's, irrepressible, loving, spontaneous, trusting, child-like

LIZZIE CURRY: Late 20's, forthright, capable, caring, strong, energetic, longing for romance, doubts her own attractiveness

FILE: Late 30's, town deputy, reticent, wry humor, intelligent, bit of a loner, afraid of being hurt

SHERIFF THOMAS: Late 40's-50's, caring, generous, pragmatic, good natured, helpful

BILL STARBUCK: 30's, loud braggart, dreamer, optimistic, storyteller, engaging, convincing, fanciful, good-humored, knows human nature


All roles call for strong, truthful, "moment-to-moment" acting. An effort will be made to work around holiday plans, so please bring any date CONFLICTS you have from 11/22-2/8 to the auditions. Please direct any questions or concerns you may have to the director, Carolyn Collings: Looking forward to auditions. See you there!