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110 in the Shade


June 1
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Players of Utica
1108 State Street
Utica, NY 13502 United States
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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)