110 In The Shade (Revised)

110 In The Shade (Revised)

110 In The Shade (Revised)

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110 In The Shade (Revised)

110 In The Shade (Revised)

Overview

N. Richard Nash, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones explore depression-era love and hope in this musical adaptation of Nash's stage play, The Rainmaker. In the tiny town of Three Point, in the hot and drought-stricken American southwest, traveling con man Bill Starbuck promises the local farmers he can conjure some much-needed rain. Spinster Lizzie Curry, whose advances are rebuffed by Sheriff File, blossoms as she pursues a romantic relationship with the charismatic stranger.

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Musical numbers include "Love, Don’t Turn Away," "Little Red Hat," "Simple Little Things," "Everything Beautiful Happens At Night" and "Evenin’ Star."

This intimate show requires a cast of just 13 and an orchestra of 10.

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Period
  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Cast Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Tom Jones

Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (1929-2018) wrote The Fantasticks for a summer theatre at Barnard College. After its Off-Broadway opening in May 1960, The Fantasticks went on to become the longest-running production in the history of the American stage. Their first Broadway show ...

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Harvey Schmidt

Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (1929-2018) wrote The Fantasticks for a summer theatre at Barnard College. After its Off-Broadway opening in May 1960, The Fantasticks went on to become the longest-running production in the history of the American stage. Their first Broadway show ...

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N. Richard Nash

N. Richard Nash (1913-2000) wrote with distinction for the theatre, television, film, poetry and fiction. He is best known for The Rainmaker, which has been translated into nearly 40 languages. Nash wrote the screenplay for Porgy and Bess and the libretti for The Happy Time a ...

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