Rain, River, Ice, Steam
Nov 6Dec 13, 1998
By S.L. Daniels


Matt Gabot


S.L. Daniels


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


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?” (Source credited: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1998-11-13-9811130386-story.html)

Production Team

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