The Acting Company presents Of Mice and Men
Tuesday, March 19, 7 p.m.
Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winner John Steinbeck’s tale of two drifters is one of the most widely read stories in America. Of Mice and Men tells the tragic story of two California migrant ranch workers during the Great Depression. The Acting Company, which brings this classic to life, has garnered critical acclaim on a national scale through 39 seasons of classic, contemporary, and new plays. The New York Times heralds, “The Acting Company endures as the major touring classical theater in the United States.”
About the play
George and Lennie have delusions of making enough money to buy their own place. Lennie, a man-child, is a little boy in the body of a man. George is ever cautious of his gentle giant friend, dangerously powerful yet in need of constant reassurance.
Although Steinbeck emphasizes dreams throughout this work, his characters are often powerless, due to intellectual, economic, and social realities. Fate is felt most heavily as George is left to face the question of how to deal with Lennie who, although in great danger, dreams only of their future, of their farm—as the sound of destiny bounces off the mountains.
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Cash bar available one hour before show time.