The Grapes of Wrath

2011-2012 SEASON


Grapes of Wrath (2012)

“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Director Frank Licato added "We have a tendency to think of the story as a historical document, but nothing could be further from the truth.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."

The Cast

Role Actor
Tom Dale Monroe
Ma Debbie Bernstein
Pa Tom Hodge
Grandpa Arnold Buchiane
Grandma Jeslyn Wheeless
Rose of Sharon Amanda Prieto
Al Thom Wolfe
Noah Ian McGonigle
Ruthie Jacqueline Pothier
Ruthie Bridget McGarry
Winfield Jaron Cole
Uncle John Steve Gabe
Rev Jim Casy Jeff Maschi
Connie Scott Tyler
Aggie Wainwright Anna McCabe
Ensemble Frank Bläeuer
Ensemble Victor Gallo
Ensemble Rory Hoban
Ensemble Charlotte Jusinski
Ensemble Shanna Levine Phelps
Ensemble Diane Lotti
Ensemble Chip Prestera
Ensemble Theo Errig
Ensemble Liz Royce

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Production Team

Production Role
Producer Mara Lundstrom Ebert
Director Frank Licato
Choreographer Jeslyn Wheeless
Production Coordinator Norleen Gelfond
Stage Manager Andrea Sickler
Asst. Stage Manager Bob Pierce
Costume Design Beverly Wand
Set Design Robert Lukasik
Scenic Artist Dean Sickler
Scenic Artist Andrea Sickler
Lighting Design Richard Hennessy
Sound Design Joe DeVico
Props and Set Decoration Joëlle Bochner
Props and Set Decoration Letitia Lum
Fight Coordinator Steve Ruskin
Makeup/Wigs Ben Riesebeck