Free Performance of Steinbeck Classic Coming to CAC

Published 11.15.2011


The Community Arts Center and Pennsylvania College of Technology invite the community to a free performance of the National Players' stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Arts Center.

This is a general admission show, which requires no tickets. Seating will be on a first-come basis; doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

From the author of "The Grapes of Wrath," "Of Mice and Men" marks another National Players classic tale. This tragic and endearing story follows the mismatched friendship of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers in Depression-era California. Small George has big dreams and a tiny frame, while the large but simple Lennie seeks the comfort of everyday little pleasures. Just as George's dreams seem within reach, his compassion is tested through Lennie's mistakes. What makes true men and what makes true friends?

Founded in 1949, National Players is America's longest-running touring company. Comprised of young professional actors, the company annually travels throughout the country performing two plays in repertory one Shakespearean play and one dramatic classic. National Players has performed in the East Wing of the White House; in Europe, Asia and the Middle East for the U.S. military; and throughout 40 states. Committed to the development of young theatrical talent and audiences, National Players' tours celebrate the experience of theatergoing by presenting the world's greatest dramatic literature.

The cast for "Of Mice and Men" includes Alex Christine Highsmith (Curley's Wife), Casey Hoekstra (The Boss), Patrick Hogan (Carlson), Mat Leonard (Lennie), Eryn O'Sullivan (Curley's Wife), Michael Pettey (George), Sam Rabinovitz (Curley), Marcus Salley (Crooks), Spenser Smith (Whit), Chad Tallon (Candy) and Brian Vaughn (Slim).

The Community Arts Center is dedicated to providing the area with great shows at great prices. Please visit the Community Arts Center's website for full show information.

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