"THE RAINMAKER" a must see hit play and Dinner at Hide Sushi

This MUST SEE play has gotten Rave Reviews and is amazing from the start!

N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker has it all: faith, love, humor, emotion and even a little magic. Farm girl Lizzie Curry is best described as "plain." Her marriage prospects and dreams of escape are as dry as her family's drought-ridden farm. Her dad and brothers' efforts to marry her off are laughable. Enter the fast-thinking, smooth-talking "rainmaker" Starbuck, who could solve both the romantic issue and drought problem. Lizzie's father gives the man the last of the family's savings and holds onto his hat. Will Starbuck turn out to be a con man and a liar, or is he a hero with magical powers? Nash's funny and poignant American tale brings out the true power of hope during hard times. This event has been crossposted in other Meetup groups.


Buy your ticket online from the theater's website by CLICKING HERE and selecting Friday Mar 1, 2013.

Review from examiner.com

"Tanna Frederick does a beautiful job in bringing all the shadings to her Lizzie. She is the plain, sad waif-like girl, and the painfully awkward person who has not claimed her womanhood. Lizzie is painfully honest and ruins every opportunity. In her Lizzie, we see her strength with blatent honesty, and her weakness and lack of self-esteem. But, Lizzie is desperately determined to have love, even if only for five minutes. Fredericks made an amazing leap in the scene in which she seduced Starbuck. We saw the pain and the steely resolve."

What is it about?

The Rainmaker was a 1956 film directed by Joseph Anthony and adapted by N. Richard Nash from his play The Rainmaker. The film tells the story of a middle-aged woman, suffering from unrequited love for the local town sheriff; however, she falls for a con man who comes to town with the promise that he can make it rain. It stars Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey, Lloyd Bridges and Earl Holliman.

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Katharine Hepburn) and Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. Earl Holliman won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.

The Rainmaker play was remade as for American television in 1982, directed by John Frankenheimer and starring James Cromwell, Tommy Lee Jones, William Katt and Tuesday Weld.

Set in a drought-ridden rural town in the West in Depression era America, the film tells the story of a pivotal hot summer day in the life of spinsterish Lizzie Curry. Lizzie keeps house for her father and two brothers on the family cattle ranch. As their farm languishes under the devastating drought, Lizzie's family worries about her marriage prospects more than about their dying cattle. Even the town sheriff, File, for whom she harbors a secret yen, will not take a chance on plain Lizzie. The arrival of a charming con man named Starbuck, promising to bring rain in exchange for $100, sets off a series of events which enable Lizzie to see herself in a new light.


Let's meet for dinner at Hide Sushi at 5:00PM before the show.

Hide Sushi is located at:

2040 Sawtelle Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Hide Sushi is a great place for dinner. You will have a variety of choices including:

  • Beef or Chicken Teriyaki with Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura,
  • Nigiri Sushi - 1 piece each of Tuna, Shrimp, Halibut, Salmon, Octopus, Surf Clam, Makerel, and Egg for $11.60,
  • Chirashi Sushi - a bowl of sushi rice topped with a variety of sashimi and garnishes for $11.20,
  • Sushi a la carte,
  • Salmon Teriyaki for $10.40,
  • and many more.

Hide Sushi has over 500 Yelp reviews. You can read the Yelp reviews HERE and take a look at Hide Sushi's menu HERE.


Valet parking in back of the restaurant is validated. There is metered street parking on Sawtelle Boulevard or Mississippi Avenue also.


This is a Cash Only restaurant and they do not take credit cards.

For easier payment the restaurant will provide a separate check for each person.


CLICK HERE for a Google Maps link from Hide Sushi to the Edgemar Center for the Arts


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  • JEFF F.

    I liked it a lot

    March 2, 2013

  • Louis

    Great dinner - interesting play.

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for setting this up! I really enjoyed dinner and everyone's company!! Sorry I left early to get my friend at the Flyaway in the SFV. I thought the play was really well done, but didn't care much for the storyline...lol! Still, I had a wonderful time with you all and look forward to another meetup.

    March 2, 2013

  • Maria S.

    Show was pretty good. Hide was delicious

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope you have a great evening.

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This happens to be my birthday as well!

    February 20, 2013

    • Louis

      It's great to hear that March 1, 2013 is your birthday Anna. I hope you'll be able to leave Northridge extra early to join us at Hide Sushi at 5:00pm becasue I'm sure traffic will be bad on Friday. If we don't see you at dinner, we'll look forward to seeing you at the theatre by 7:30pm when the play starts.

      February 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, I purchased my ticket! Looking forward to this and dinner.

    February 20, 2013

  • Kathleen

    Looking forward to seeing this play.

    February 13, 2013

  • ira

    sounds good, i'll look for tickets

    February 8, 2013

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