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110 in the Shade


June 9
7:30 pm
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Players of Utica
1108 State Street
Utica, NY 13502 United States

Based on the hit play and movie The Rainmaker, 110 in the Shade focuses on Lizzie Curry, an unmarried woman living with her father and two brothers in a small western town in the 1950’s hit by a long drought. Lizzie is dealing with another type of drought, her love life. She is worried she will soon become an old maid with no one to love her. When a brash, handsome, charismatic man named Starbuck strides into town and claims the ability to make rain in 24 hours for $100, LizzieÕs world turns upside down. She suppresses her sexual attraction to him and confronts him as a fake and a conman. Little does she know this will change her life forever.

  • Music & Lyrics by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones
  • Book by N. Richard Nash
  • Director- Dan Fusillo
  • Music Director- Karen Corigliano

The Cast

  • Lizzie Curry: Danielle Piazza
  • Bill Starbuck: Note: This role has not been cast and is open.
  • C. Curry: John Krause
  • Noah Curry: Ben Hirshfield
  • Jimmy Curry: Dan Burgess
  • File: Stephen Wagner
  • Snookie Updegraff: Catherine Gudaitis
  • Beverly Copeland: Liska Savage
  • Joe Copeland: Lonnie Etter
  • Hanna Curtis: Deborah Martin
  • Sammie-Sue Miller: Sophia Mostaki
  • Phil Mackey: Paul Chafe
  • George Curtis: Tim Huey
  • Rancher: Vincent Cavo

Production Staff

  • Stage Manager: bob Kaplan
  • Assistant to the Director: Hailey Emmett
  • Producer: Rayna Schneider
  • Set Design & Creation: Catherine Mosher
  • Technical Assistance: Art Felshaw
  • Lighting: Melissa Loiacano
  • Lighting Assistant: Hailey Emmett
  • Props: Liz Harvilla

Individual Ticket Prices

For 2017-2018 Season Performances:

  • $20.00 regular admission
  • $17.00 senior admission
  • $10.00 student admission (valid ID required)

($2.00 from each ticket sale goes directly to the Capital Fund)