Madison College Performing Arts presents John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, adapted for the stage by Frank Galati and directed by Miranda Hawk.
Winner of the 1990 Tony Award, this classic story follows an ordinary family’s escape from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the "land of milk and honey" of California.
The desperately proud Joad family is reduced to poverty by the loss of their farm. In search of a better life, they pile their few possessions on a battered old truck and head west, desperate for prosperity, green grass and a white house. Instead, they are faced with the brutal reality of the Great Depression. And yet, emerging through despondency and fear, Steinbeck offers a moving testimony of the resilient human spirit and essential goodness that resides in the hearts and minds of the “common man.”
Among the cast of emerging theater artists of Madison College students, we are thrilled to include local performing professionals such as Sam White, John Jewjeski, Maxine Fleckner-Ducey, and Nick Kaprelian.
Due to mature themes, this production is recommended for audiences 15 years of age and older.
A free reading will take place at 7:30 pm on Nov. 4. The full production will be staged in the spring.
Mitby Theater, Madison Area Technical College, 1701 Wright Street, Madison WI 53704