Boise Little Theater presents
 
 

THE RAINMAKER
by N. Richard Nash

Directed by Larry Dennis



 
 
 
 

During a hot western summer the drought is upon the Curry family. The calves are starving and the heifers are down on their knees. And to add to the Currys’ woes, daughter Lizzy has yet to find a man to marry.The Rainmaker

 
 
 

ACT ONE
“The whole world’s gonna get
 all swole up and bust in our faces!”

Intermission

ACT TWO
“That’s what a hot night’s for.”








THE DIRECTORS

LARRY DENNIS, Director – Larry has been directing live theater in Boise for over 10 years. This is his 17th full length production, including “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” and “Move Over, Mrs. Markham” here at Boise Little Theater. Larry has also directed for Stage Coach Theatre, Spontaneous Productions and CAN-ACT Theater.
       “Of all the casts & crew I’ve worked with,” said Larry, “this one, as a group, has been the hardest working, most dedicated ever. Their complete focus on creating a perfect show has been fascinating to direct.”
       Larry is currently a member of Stage Coach Theatre’s Board of Directors and has served on the Board of Boise Little Theater and the Board of Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s Guild.
      Larry received his theater training at the University of Idaho.

WENDY KOEPPL, Assistant Director --  Wendy has been involved with community theater since becoming a Techie at Waukesha Civic Theater in Wisconsin in 1970. She has run the gamut from ushering to props, sets, lights, costumes, stage managing and even a little acting. Since moving to Boise 11 years ago with her husband, Jim (and their 4 sons), she has worked at Stage Coach Theatre and Boise Actor’s Guild as well as several shows here at Boise Little Theater.
 
 
 

The CAST

Jerry Snodgrass as H.C. Curry – When Jerry was four years old his mother sat him down in the living room while she went into the kitchen to do dishes. During the short time she was gone Jerry took out his crayons and wood-grained the living room floor. When she asked him “why?” he answered in his best Oklahoma drawl, “Because that’s the kind of floor a ranch house should have!” The accumulated events of an individual’s life sometime coalesce into inspired creativity. This production of  “The Rainmaker” is one of those moments for Jerry. Cool.

Katherine Duvalis as Lizzy Curry – Katherine is ecstatic to be returning to Boise Little Theater for her fourth season and feels fortunate for this opportune time to work with such a fantastic family. “The labor these players have put forth is well worth the reward of the stage beneath your feet, the lights on your face and the response of the crowd. Enjoy the show!”

Eric Rogge as Noah Curry – Eric has been active in Boise’s community theaters since 1995. His last appearance at Boise Little Theater was during the 50th Anniversary Season’s production of  “Everybody Loves Opal”. When not on stage he enjoys set construction and being a techie.

Jon Moore as Jimmy Curry – “This is my first performance at Boise Little Theater, or any theater for that matter. I am very excited about it and would like to thank Elizabeth Greeley and Larry Dennis for this wonderful opportunity! When not on stage I study Culinary Arts at Centennial Job Corps in Nampa.

Frederick Scott as Starbuck, the Rainmaker – “I hope it rains! This is one of the most enjoyable roles I’ve ever had (thanks, Larry!). I’ve had other roles at Boise Little Theater, including ‘Einstein’ in “Arsenic and Old Lace”, and ‘Louise’ in “Play On!” for which I won a Beulah Award. I would like to say to my son, Chris, ‘This one’s for you, kid!’”

Jeremy ‘Swede’ Swedelius as Deputy File – “This is my fourth show at Boise Little Theater, the last being during the 50th Anniversary Season production of  “Everybody Loves Opal”. Oddly enough, this is the third time I’ve played a cop! It’s great to be back on stage and with such an awesome cast. Enjoy the show!”

Jay Sherlock as The Sheriff – This veteran actor has been active in the Boise theater scene for years. Last season he appeared in “Noises Off” on the Boise Little Theater stage and in “Postmortem” at Stage Coach Theatre. He will follow this show with a part in “The Clone People” at Stage Coach. He is also active in local TV and radio productions.
 
 

The CREW

Director ……………………………………………………………….…….. Larry Dennis
Assistant Director ………………………………………...………….....… Wendy Koeppl
Set Design ……………………………….………………..…….......……. Jerry Snodgrass
Costume Design ………………………………………….....…..….…… Elizabeth Greeley
Light & Sound Design ……………………………………........…………….. Larry Dennis
Stage Manager ……………………………………………………………….... Jay Parker
Property Master ……………………………………….........………... Cricket Langworthy
Light Operator  ………………………………………………...…………… David Wilson
Sound Operator …………………………………………………………….… Tom Jones
Program & Poster art …………………………………………..........…… Jerry Snodgrass

Set Construction …………………………….................…….. Jerry Snodgrass, Eric Rogge

Jim Anderson, Ben Day, Jack Leonard, Don Kinn
Larry Dennis, Wendy Koeppl, Jim Koeppl
Frederick Scott, Jeremy Swedelius, Lynda Snodgrass
 
 
 
 

SPECIAL THANKS!!!

Boise City Parks & Recreation, Boise Schools Music Department,
 Roger Lingle, Deena Liebherr, Salvation Army, Biz Print,
Bud Greeley, Duncan & Adean Mackenzie.





The Boise Little Theater production is by Special Arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
 

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