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“Get a babysitter.  You’ll enjoy the show a whole lot more … and so will the people around you.”

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In consideration of our many adult patrons, we ask that you do not bring children under the age of six into the theatre - except for our Youth Theatre performances.  We appreciate your understanding.                         

The Abbeville Opera House    

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 4, 5, 11 and 12 - 2014

Friday and Saturday at 8pm

Saturday matinee at 3pm

At the time of a paralyzing drought in the West we discover a girl whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her becoming an old maid as they are about their dying cattle. For the truth is, she is indeed a plain girl. The brothers try every possible scheme to marry her off, but without success. Nor is there any sign of relief from the dry heat. When suddenly from out of nowhere appears a picaresque character with a mellifluous tongue and the most grandiose notions a man could imagine. He claims to be a rainmaker. And he promises to bring rain, for $100. It's a silly idea, but the rainmaker is so refreshing and ingratiating that the family finally consent. 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.  This award winning story was made into a hit film in 1956 starring Burt Lancaster and Katharine Hepburn.  Don't miss it!

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