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The Day It Rained Forever
The Day It Rained Forever
"The power and beauty of Ray Bradbury's short story about three men living out a parched existence in the abandoned hotel of a former gold town in an American desert are grippingly realized …The adaptation, faithful to the original story, soars on the wings of Bradbury's talent for creating atmosphere with lines like, 'The hotel stood like a hollowed dry bone under the very center of the desert sky.'" —The Scotsman
Based on the story by Ray Bradbury. Book by Ray Bradbury and William Whitefield. Music by William Whitefield and Tom Gire. Lyrics by Ray Bradbury, William Whitefield and Tom Gire.

Cast: 4m., 3w. Mr. Terle, the elderly but lively owner of Joe Terle's Desert Inn of Arizona, houses only two guests, Mr. Smith and Mr. Fremely, who have both been in residence for over 21 years. In the heat, dust and discomfort of a drought, they long for January 29, the day on which Mr. Terle has assured them it will rain. The 29th arrives, but the rain does not. Then, during the hazy light of the evening, Miss Blanche Hillgood's car breaks down in front of the inn; as she plays her harp for them, the magical instrument is metamorphosed, becoming a beautiful young girl whose evocative music and gracefully flowing dance open the heavens, bringing life-giving rain. One simple set. Approximate Running Time: 70 minutes.

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The Hotel
Joe Terle's Desert Inn

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Musical
Catalog Code:  D49
Cast Size:  7
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  46
Royalty:  Submit Application.
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  70 min.
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
ISBN (10): 1583424393
Ray Bradbury was born on Aug. 22, 1920, and grew up in Waukegan, Ill., where—entranced with magicians, comic strips and science fiction magazine covers—he began to write at the age of 12.

He supported himself by selling newspapers on a street corner from 1939 until 1942. He made approximately ten dollars a week. When he made eleven dollars a ...More
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