In August 2013, I starred as Lizzie Curry (an Academy-Award-nominated role for Katharine Hepburn in the 1956 film) in The Rainmaker, at The Players Theatre in Callao, Virginia. The show ran to sold-out audiences and standing ovations.
One reviewer wrote: “The daughter, Lizzie, played by Kathryn Shepherd, is wonderfully fragile, alternating between acceptance of her fate as predicted by her older brother and despair over it until the rainmaker, using his beguiling talk, convinces her she is beautiful. Then, Lo! And Behold! instead of no suitors, she has two who want her” – Northumberland Echo.