"The Rainmaker" Kicks Off 2011-2012 Theatre Season at Limestone
Matthew Smith & Sylvia Queener in The Rainmaker.

Limestone College Theatre will launch its 2011-2012 season with a production of the N. Richard Nash classic The Rainmaker.

The production opens Thursday, Oct. 6, and runs through Saturday, Oct. 8, in the College's Limestone Center Theatre. Curtain time for each performance is 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $8 for adults, and $4 for seniors (65-years-old and older) and students with a valid school ID. Limestone students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with college identification. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door or can be reserved online .

Set during a historic drought in the rural Midwest of the 1950s, this classic American romance tells the story of a plain girl who dares to hope for love and beauty in a barren world. Her life, and the life of her family, changes dramatically with the arrival of Starbuck, a drifter and conman, who says he can make it rain... for $100. It's a silly idea, but the rainmaker is so refreshing and ingratiating that the family finally consent. Forthwith they begin banging on big brass drums to rattle the sky; while the rainmaker turns his magic on the girl, and persuades her that she has a very real beauty of her own. And she believes it, just as her father believes the fellow can actually bring rain. And rain does come, and so does love.

The cast consists of:
Troy Massie of Gaffney (H.C. Curry)
Christopher Gentry of Easley (Noah Curry)
Joey Mayberry of Clover (Jim Curry)
Sylvia Queener of Penn Yan, NY (Lizzie Curry)
Bryan Long of Greenville (File)
Dale Lee of Blacksburg (Sherriff Thomas)
Matthew Smith of Myrtle Beach (Bill Starbuck)