The Grapes of Wrath
“THE GRAPES OF WRATH,” a story about the devastating impact of the Great Depression, is striking similar notes and themes to today’s economic climate. Surviving the drought of the 1930s Dust Bowl only to see their home repossessed by the bank, the Joad family embark on a agonizing & heartbreaking trek from Oklahoma to California, intending to restart their lives as migrant farm workers. Their arrival in this “promised land,” however, brings its own test of the human spirit. "This is, overall, a thrilling theatrical achievement that gets its power from the still sharp relevance of its human message..." - New York Post.
Director Frank Licato added "We have a tendency to think of the story as a historical document, but nothing could be further from the truth. It remains at the heart of who we are as society, and questions what our priorities are. Some of these questions are just as pragmatic today as they were then; certainly for migrant workers, but Steinbeck, like any great artist, uses the specific to depict the universal. This is no museum piece and I hope that we can surround the Joads’ story with elements which challenge the audience to see beyond the familiar trappings of the period and to look at the images that reflect back at us today."
|Rose of Sharon||Amanda Prieto|
|Uncle John||Steve Gabe|
|Rev Jim Casy||Jeff Maschi|
|Aggie Wainwright||Anna McCabe|
|Ensemble||Shanna Levine Phelps|