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Ghost Road presents a free work-in-progress showing of an excerpt from Sun City
June 24, 25 & 26 | 8PM
Atwater Playhouse
3191 Casitas Ave #100
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Sun City is an exploration of California’s troubled relationship to water and a changing climate inspired by the strange but true story of Charles Mallory Hatfield—Southern California’s most famous (and infamous) practitioner of the pseudoscience of rainmaking.

Told from the perspective of two siblings, this is not a history lesson or the story of a con man. It is a story about the kinds of solutions people turn to when the climate threatens their livelihood. And about getting more than you bargained for. Because when rainmaker Charles Hatfield gets to work—against all reason—it begins to rain. The only problem? Once it starts, it refuses to stop.

Co-created by Christine Breihan and John Guerra
Developed in workshop with the Ghost Road Company

Ariel Bastida, Ronnie Clark, Liz Eldridge, Griffen Hamilton, Ken Narasaki, Katharine Noon, Camila Rozo, Jordan Villegas, and Brian Weir

Lighting Design by Brandon Baruch
Sound Design by Cricket Myers
Scenic and Prop Design by John Burton with Audrey Szot
Movement Consultation by Adam Dlugolecki
Costume Design by Vicki Conrad
Stage Managed by Cate Chapman
Produced by Mark Seldis

Developed in workshop by Christine Briehan, Zach Brown, Ronnie Clark, Alan Corvaia,                   Adam Dlugolecki, Liz Eldridge, Kim Glann, John Guerra, Jen Kays, Kelvin Morales, Katharine Noon, Mark Seldis, Jordan Villegas, Carly Weckstein, and Brian Weir.

Please Note:

Proof of COVID vaccination or proof of a recent negative PCR test will be required to attend this performance. And for the safety of the actors, we ask that all audience members wear a mask during the performance

‘Sun City’ is Generously Supported by…



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