n. richard nash


V.21 No.18 | 5/3/2012
Lizzie (played by Jennifer M. Lloyd-Cary) and Starbuck (played by J. Ryan Montenery), sittin’ in a tree ...
Daryl Streeter

Arts

The Rainmaker tonight at Adobe Theater

Drought can be a formidable opponent as summer approaches in our arid desert clime. On the rare occasion it rains, walking through a torrential downpour can be the next best thing to a dip in the lake. A similar predicament of extended dryness is faced by the characters in N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker, a play about love and drought on a ranch in the Depression-era West. It's being staged at the Adobe Theater (9813 Fourth Street NW) under the direction of Daryl Streeter. Check it out tonight at 8 p.m. or tomorrow at 2 p.m., or through its runs which goes till May 20.

Lizzie (played by Jennifer M. Lloyd-Cary) and Starbuck (played by J. Ryan Montenery), sittin’ in a tree ...
Daryl Streeter

Performance Review

Dry County Blues

Adobe revitalizes N. Richard Nash’s tale of love-thirsty life on the range

In a dusty Western town, drought plagues the Currys and their Depression-era cattle ranch. There’s the literal drought, of course, which has made the whole burg fidgety for want of a single nimbostratus. Then there’s the one that resides in the heart of Lizzie Curry, who cooks and cleans for her father and two grown brothers.

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