Saturday, August 05, 2006

The Rainmaker

Home Planet Productions
August 3, 2006; closes August 27, 2006

Passable production of deceptively simple, beautifully lyrical script. Once they commit to material’s urgency, desperation, grace — and look each other square-in-the-eye — tentative cast could revive honest-to-goodness old-fashioned play. Major fumble was remaking bit part of male sheriff into female mayor: sounds small, but upsets entire gender dynamics underpinning the play.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This felt pretty rough.