MSCT Presents “Of Mice and Men”
“Of Mice and Men” is a classic piece of American literature by John Steinbeck. The book was written in 1937 and reflects the prejudice and politics of the day.
“We haven’t done a drama for a long time,” said director Jackie VanOosbree. “This play presents an opportunity for the director and the actors to work on a compelling story. The major focus is on the dialogue and the action.”
The book was a ‘novella’ which was easily adapted to drama. The play was very successful on Broadway.
“Of Mice and Men” tells the Dust Bowl-era story of two itinerant workers, George and Lennie, and their tragic search for a home of their own where they can “live off the fat of the land.” Lennie, with the strength of a gorilla and the mind of an untutored child, unwittingly murders a woman. He is then killed by his friend to prevent his falling into the hands of the law.
The show opens this Friday, march 28, at the Dinges-VanOosbree Center for Performing Arts in Emmetsburg. Friday and Saturday shows, March 28 and 29, are at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee Sunday, march 30, at 2:30 p.m. Additional shows are Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 6, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets for reserved seating can be obtained by calling the Main Street Box Office at 712-852-3485.