April 11 – May 5, 2019
THE GRAPES OF WRATH
by John Steinbeck, adapted for the stage by Frank Galati
The Grapes of Wrath is dramatic production appropriate for adult and young adult audiences. Running time is approximate 2 1/2 hours with a 15 minute intermission. Note: It includes the sound of gunfire and a scene with brief partial nudity.
Please contact the box office at (650) 941-0551, if you have questions regarding this play’s appropriateness for younger audiences.
The Joad family is traveling from Oklahoma to California to escape the ravages of the Dust Bowl. Fiercely proud but reduced to poverty, volatile young Tom Joad grows increasingly impatient with the intolerance and exploitation the family encounters on their journey. The Grapes of Wrath is a soaring and deeply moving affirmation of the indomitability of the human spirit, and the essential goodness and strength which resides in the hearts and minds of the “common man” throughout the world.
A thrilling theatrical achievement that gets its power from the still sharp relevance of its human message.– The New York Post