1962–1963 Season

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The Rainmaker

by Nathan Richard Nash

Performed 1962

Set in a drought-ridden rural town in the West in Depression-era America, the play tells the story of a pivotal hot summer day in the life of spinsterish Lizzie Curry. Lizzie keeps house for her father and two brothers on the family cattle ranch. She has just returned from a trip to visit pseudo-cousins (all male), which was undertaken with the failed expectation that she would find a husband. As their farm languishes under the devastating drought, Lizzie’s family worries about her marriage prospects more than about their dying cattle. A charming confidence trickster named Starbuck arrives and promises to bring rain in exchange for $100. His arrival sets off a series of events that enable Lizzie to see herself in a new light.

Synopsis taken from Wikipedia.

The Italian Straw Hat

by Eugène Labiche & Marc-Michel

Performed 1962

Women of Twilight

by Sylvia Rayman

Performed 1963

Aren’t We All

by Frederick Lonsdale

Performed 1963

At the core of the drawing room comedy’s slim plot is the Hon. William Tatham who, having been consigned to the proverbial doghouse for a romantic indiscretion, is determined to catch his self-righteous wife in an extramarital kiss of her own, while a society grande dame attempts to snare herself a peer prone to afternoon assignations with shopgirls at the British Museum.

Synopsis taken from Wikipedia.

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