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The Rainmaker
The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker
Edgemar Center for the Arts
Thru - Jun 30, 2013

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Edgemar Center for the Arts

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Los Angeles Times- Recommended

"...The play, later transmuted by Nash himself into a musical, has been persistently revived. But unless you see the current production at the Edgemar Center, you’ve simply never seen this play. In a definitive staging, director Jack Heller smooths over the piece’s limitations and crafts a striking, specific portrait of a bygone time."
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F. Kathleen Foley

LA Weekly- Somewhat Recommended

"...Her terrific performance is not enough to turn the play into a classic, but it does provide enough of an emotional pull to reveal the reasons why it keeps getting staged."
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Steven Leigh Morris

Backstage- Somewhat Recommended

"...“The Rainmaker” is dated in its chauvinistic assumptions about women, but the script overcomes that limitation because it is more concerned with the transformative power of believing. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said of this production."
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Iris Mann

LA Splash- Recommended

"...The thunderous applause and standing ovations of the audience was the final praise on this very delicious production which would have made playwright N. Richard Nash proud."
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Ron Gilbert

Stage Scene LA- Recommended

"...Few plays from the 1950s hold up as well as L. Richard Nash’s folksy 1954 romance The Rainmaker. Those needing proof of the above need simply to head out to Santa Monica’s Edgemar Center For The Arts where Tanna Frederick and Robert Standley head the cast of director Jack Heller’s pitch-perfect revival of this ‘50s gem."
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Steven Stanley Recommended

"...The play, being showcased at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica and directed by Jack Heller, is theater at its finest."
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Carol Kaufman Segal

Examiner- Recommended

"...All the players are ablaze in this terrific version of N. Richard Nash’s classic play, thanks to Jack Heller’s careful direction, Christopher Stone’s beautiful set design, Juliet Klanchar’s lighting, and Kelly Fluker’s costumes. But, bottom line, the play belongs to Tanna Frederick, and Meryl Streep couldn’t do it better."
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Cynthia Citron

Huffington Post- Recommended

"...Henry Jaglom and the Rainbow Theater Company, in association with Edgemar Center for the Arts bring us this stellar version of the timeless play."
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Irene Rubaum-Keller