Auditions for The Rainmaker are March 12 at the Pentacle Theatre 

About the show: In the drought-stricken West of the 1930s, traveling conman Bill Starbuck visits a Kansas town and promises to bring rain. Befriending the Curry family, he tries to help Lizzie Curry with her insecurities and weaknesses, to see herself in a new light.

Auditions: 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12.

Where: Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22 about 6 miles west of downtown Salem.

Callbacks: To be announced.

Things you need to know:

  1. Please arrive promptly by 1 p.m. and plan to stay as late as 5 p.m.
  2. Your audition will include reading scenes from the script with other actors.
  3. Copies of the script are available on loan at the Pentacle Theatre Business Office, 145 Liberty St. NE in downtown Salem, for a $10 refundable deposit. Please call 503-485-4300 ext. 22 to arrange for pickup.
  4. Rehearsals will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the Pentacle Theatre rehearsal studio, 145 Liberty St. NE, in downtown Salem. The director will set weekend rehearsals and work sessions as needed.
  5. Show dates are: Friday, May 27 through Saturday June 18.

Things you should bring:

  1. Plan to come early to fill out an audition form, or download a copy from the Pentacle Theatre auditions webpage and complete it before you arrive. Be sure to write clearly, especially your contact information!
  2. Bring your calendar and a complete list of your conflicts through June 18.

Character roles: one female and six males.

  • Lizzie Curry — A plain young woman living in a family of men who are trying to marry her off.
  • Bill Starbuck — A charming con man who promises to bring rain to the Curry farm.
  • C. Curry — Lizzy’s father.
  • Noah Curry — H.C.’s oldest son.
  • Jim Curry — Noah’s younger brother.
  • File — The town sheriff’s deputy.
  • Sheriff Thomas — The town lawman.