October 28 - November 12, 2022
Of Mice and Men
by John Steinbeck
One of John Steinbeck's stories set in the Great Depression.
This presentation will be presented in the original words and events
of the play and time period and may be disturbing to
some audience members.
Viewer discretion advised.
George: Jerrod Briggs Lennie: Terence Keane
Candy: James Whiteman Crooks: Byron Thompson
Slim: Howard L Smith Carlson: Josh Van Riper
Curley: Steven Siefers Curley's Wife: Olivia Vail
Whit: Justin Regan The Boss: Gary Leigh Webster
Come early and listen to the music of the 1930's with
The Lonesome Larks: Jane Shepherd, Jesse DePasquale, Elaine Niesen
The Dust Bowl displaced many from their homes and forced people to look elsewhere for jobs. George and Lennie travel together, often leaving jobs due to Lennie’s obsessions and people misunderstanding him.
George is cautious and protective of Lennie. His promise to allow Lennie to “tend to the rabbits” on their future land helps distract and comfort as Lennie.
Four of the men working on the ranch end up finding they all have the same dream, to own and tend to their own land. They agree to a future together.
Is their dream a reality for them, or is it doomed from happening?
Every role in this play is vital to interpreting the way of life for migratory workers and isolation during the Great Depression.
They address the social issues of the time.
We will not progress into a brighter future
if we choose to ignore where we have been.