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Date Sunday, May 15, 2016
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Monday, May 16, 2016
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location Clausen Center 112 (across from the Theatre)

Event Description

Bethel Theatre presents

110 Degrees in the Shade is based on The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash
Lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt

Into the lives of a community experiencing a drought affecting their land as well as their personal lives, strides the charismatic Starbuck. He says he can bring rain. Is he a con man or the person they need to rescue them from the drought? Spend some time with Curry family and find out a story of hope and redemption.

Auditions are open to current students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the general public!

Prepare one verse or chorus of a song, plus a reading from the script. 

Character descriptions:

  • H.C. Curry, a rancher and head of the Curry family; age: late 40s-60s
  • Lizzie Curry, his daughter who fears she will be an old maid, age: mid/late20s
  • Noah Curry, his oldest son who “is so full of what’s right he can’t always see what’s good”; age: 20s
  • Jimmy Curry, his youngest son who is not afraid to dream; age: late teens/early 20s
  • File, the local sheriff who is afraid to open himself to the community and to love; age: late 20s-30s
  • Starbuck, a rainmaker and a dreamer
  • Snookie, Jimmy’s girlfriend; sweet but a little flighty; age: late teens/early 20s
  • Towns people will make up the chorus.

Rehearsals begin June 6, every weekday evening

Performance dates: July 14-16, 21–23 | 7:30 p.m.; July 17 & 24 | 2:30 p.m. 


Contact Meg Zauner at 651.638.6477 or mzauner@bethel.edu