*The Rainmaker* at Interplayers and Lake City
Details of an unprecedented collaboration between Spokane's oldest professional theater and Coeur d'Alene's community theater this fall in producing (51 years after the movie version) N. Thomas Nash's *The Rainmaker*:
First, Lake City Playhouse will open its 2007-08 season with *Man of La Mancha* (Sept. 14-Oct. 6). In almost exactly the same time slot (Sept. 20-Oct. 6), *The Rainmaker* will be performed at Spokane Interplayers Ensemble, directed by Lake City's artistic director, Todd Jasmin.
*The Rainmaker* focuses on the File-Lizzie-Starbuck love triangle in a parched Western town in the 1930s.
Lizzie: Kelly Quinnett (Guinevere and Anna, CdA Summer Theater; Cherie in Bus Stop, Interplayers)
Starbuck: Jonathan Rau (Bo in Bus Stop, Interplayers)
H.C.: Maynard Villers
Jimmy: Adam Pittman
Sheriff: William Rhodes
Noah: Jon Lewis
File: Todd Jasmin
The production will then transfer with the same cast and design team to CdA's Lake City Playhouse for an Oct. 18-28 run.
Lake City, according to executive director Brian Doig, will make further adjustments to its schedule (see www.lakecityplayhouse.org).
While confirmation is pending, it appears likely that in early November, for two nights only, Jack Bannon and Roger Welch will appear in a staged reading of Mitch Albom's *Tuesdays With Morrie.*
Another staged reading will be held over two weekends in late November: *Eleemosynary,* Lee Blessing's 1985 one-act about Echo, Artie and Dorothea — three generations of women in the same family. Charles Gift will direct, and those being considered for the three roles include Erin Andrews, Rebecca McNeill and Valerie McIlroy (Eleanor in Lake City's recent *Lion in Winter*).
In addition, Lake City's concert staging of the Who's *Tommy* will now be held at LCP instead of at NIC.