The Acting Company presents
Of Mice and Men
November 14, 2012
The best laid plans of mice and men…
Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winner John Steinbeck’s tale of two drifters is one of the most widely read stories in America. Written as both a novella and a script for a play, Of Mice and Mentells the tragic story of two California migrant ranch workers during the Great Depression. 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 destinybounces off the mountains. The legendary John Houseman and current Producing Artistic Director Margot Harley founded The Acting Company in 1972 - with the first graduating class of The Juilliard School''s Drama Division - to develop classically trained American actors and a national audience for the theater. The Acting Company has gone to win Obie, Audelco, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards and a TONY. Since its founding, The Acting Company has launched the careers of some of today’s finest actors—Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson, Patti LuPone, Jeffrey Wright, Frances Conroy, Jesse L. Martin to name a few—while performing 137 productions all across the country. See for yourself what makes The Acting Company the most praised touring repertory theater in America.
"The Acting Company endures as the major touring classical theatre in the United States." —The New York Times
Tickets: $32/adults or $24/children