Rain, River, Ice, Steam

Written by S.L. Daniels
Directed by Matt Gabot
November 6 – December 13, 1998


You didn’t know you could get miracle rain for only $29.95 a jar. That’s one of several revelations awaiting audiences when Rain, River, Ice, Steam opens Monday on the main stage at Victory Gardens Theater. A new work by Chicago playwright S.L. Daniels, this “aqua-inspired” comedy depicts an insanely rich woman whose quest for faith compels her to acquire a “miracle rain” that doused a fire that threatened a small town. The skeptical heiress encounters a host of eccentric residents who testify to the miracle. We’re left to ask, “In an age of cynicism, can one even dare to hope?”


Sandy Shinner: Director
Nick Bartels: Technical Director
Holly Eyman: Assistant Set Designer
Matt Gabot: Assistant Director
Todd Hensley: Lighting Designer
Daisuke Hiratoko: Sound Operator
Malia Lewis: Production Manager
Judith Lundberg: Costume Designer
Jack Magaw: Set Designer
Kristin Piszyk: Props Master
Andre Pluess: Sound Designer
Shane Spaulding: Production Stage Manager
Ben Sussman: Sound Designer


Cheryl Graeff (Lanie)
Karen Hammer (Iris)
Lawrence McGowan (Dr. Marks)
Chaney Kley Minnis (Billy)
Erin Philyaw (Gabrielle)
Sarah Underwood (Rhonda)
Jason Wells (Sammy)