“Of Mice and Men” is based on the 1937 novella written by John Steinbeck and opened in theatres that same year while the novel was still on the best seller lists. It tells of two migrant ranch hands, George and Lennie (played respectively by John Ewing and Jason Hammond), traveling California during the Depression, seeking to make a living, and searching for the American dream. The two are polar opposites: George is intelligent, quick and small, while Lennie is slow-minded, childlike, and large. Though they are different, they care deeply about each other. The unlikely and protective friendship between George and Lennie resonates, and their dependence on one another is the strength and weakness of the relationship. Their travels are filled with hopes, dreams, and tragedies. “Of Mice and Men” is a play that has become a staple of American theatre.
“It’s a Northern California story, written by one of the most prolific native Californian authors, John Steinbeck,” said director Gil Sebastian. “Audiences will be able to relate to the characters and life experiences throughout, as presented by a stellar cast of actors, both veterans and newcomers to the Woodland Opera House.” The show is generously underwritten by Tom and Meg Stallard. Set design is created by Gil Sebastian and Angela Baltezore, with light design by Craig Vincent and costume design by Denise Miles.
“Of Mice and Men” is recommended for mature audiences as it contains violence, profanity, and racially charged language representative of the period.
Reserved seats are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors 62+, and $12 for children 17 and under. Balcony tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children. Flex Pass specials and group rates are available.
February 21-March 15, 2020
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 Sundays at 2:00