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Of Mice and Men
a Drama
CATEGORY : DRAMA
by John Steinbeck

COMPANY : StageWorks Theatre. Inc. [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Grand Theater [WEBSITE]
ID# 4137

SHOWING : April 00, 2010 - April 00, 2010

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Two migrant field workers in California during the Great Depression—George Milton, an intelligent and cynical man, and Lennie Small, an ironically named man of large stature and immense strength but limited mental abilities—are on their way to a ranch near Soledad (southeast of Salinas, California) to "work up a stake." They hope to one day attain their shared dream of settling down on their own piece of land. Lennie's part of the dream is merely to tend to (and touch) soft rabbits on the farm. This dream is one of Lennie's favorite stories, which George constantly retells. They are fleeing from their previous employment in Weed, California, where they were run out of town after Lennie's love of stroking soft things resulted in an accusation of attempted rape when he touched a young woman's dress. It soon becomes clear that the two are close friends and George is Lennie's protector.

Amazingly, and in spite of the potential problems on the ranch, their dream leaps towards reality when Candy, the aged, one-handed ranch-hand, offers to pitch in with George and Lennie so that they can buy a farm at the end of the month in return for permission to live with them on it. The trio are ecstatic, but their joy is overshadowed when Curley attacks Lennie and Lennie, urged on by George, catches his fist and crushes it, reminding the group there are still obstacles to overcome before their goal is reached.


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Leslie A McCrary
Candy Michael Clark
Lenny Small Kip Henderson
The Boss Barry KING
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