MOUNT VERNON, Ohio--Mount Vernon Nazarene University's theatre program, MVNU
Theatre, presents N. Richard Nash's romantic comedy The Rainmaker, directed by
Ryan Long, Assistant Professor of Theatre at MVNU. Nash was a prolific writer,
delving into a wide range of entertainment including movies, plays, books, and
The Rainmaker was first produced in 1954 and was made into a film starring
Katherine Hepburn and Burt Lancaster in 1956. Nash also later adapted it into a
Broadway musical titled 110 in the Shade. Its most recent Broadway revival in
1999-2000 earned actress Jayne Atkinson a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a
Performances will be on Friday, Nov. 6; Saturday, Nov. 7; Friday, Nov. 13; and
Saturday, Nov. 14. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in Thorne Performance
Hall inside the R.R. Hodges Chapel on the campus of MVNU. The performance on
Friday, Nov. 13 will be translated into Spanish via projected text.
Tickets are $10 for adults or $8 for those under 18, current or former military
members (with military ID), and MVNU students (with valid school ID). Tickets
may be purchased online at theatre.mvnu.edu, by phone at 740-397-9000 ext.
1620, or at the box office beginning one hour prior to show time.
The Rainmaker is the first production of MVNU Theatre's 2015-16 season. Season
tickets are available and include benefits such as discount pricing, reserved
seating, and coupons for free refreshments. For more information, visit
theatre.mvnu.edu, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call the MVNU Theatre box office at 740-397-9000 ext. 1620. Follow MVNU
Theatre on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest program news and
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