The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company presents John Steinbeck's classic drama set in California during the Great Depression with migrant workers wandering the fertile valley in search of work. More…
The workers are homeless, dispossessed, discriminated against, and desperate to survive. Among these throngs of men we meet George Milton and Lennie Small, an unlikely pair with a dream of a better life. George is a guardian and big brother to Lennie, and Lennie is a constant and loyal companion to George. They arrive a few miles south of Soledad where they find work and, for the first time, a real chance at a decent future.
"A great production...It is true to the text and conveys the complexity of men's friendships in a way rarely seen today or in the 1930s, the era in which the play is set. It is hard for me to recall another play with such spot-on casting. Gordon as George and Kafarakis as Lennie are excellent foils playing this iconic pair...It was easy to tell when the characters were somewhere new despite the set not changing. The sound, lighting, direction and acting ensure the audience is never left behind." Full Review
See it if You love John Steinbeck, loved the book or movie, or are moved by great acting. Small theater but filled with raw talent. I loved it.
Don't see it if You don't like Intense drama
See it if Excellent performance of a well written dramatic classic, in an intimate theater. I especially enjoyed the comedic ironies.
Don't see it if You want lighter or faster paced entertainment, or a fancier production.
See it if Great play, but I'm definitely a musical kind of gal. James Franco and Chris O'Dowd were great. Thought it was a good adaptation of the book
Don't see it if You don't like serious plays.
See it if you enjoy a well done rendition of a masterful classic. Well cast, well acted and enjoyable.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of Steinbeck and/or prefer a comedy or musical.
See it if This could have been off Broadway or even Broadway. Quaint theater, real good acting. See it if you like an American classic.
Don't see it if If your not into classic theater or a smaller more intimate theater.
See it if very well done version of the book; great acting by the leads as well as others.
Don't see it if you don't like small theater plays; you need multiple sets; you don't like a period piece or hated the book
See it if Fine acting by most of the cast but for two. We have not seen it since 1987 at Roundabout Union Square. And it should be seen by all..
Don't see it if Not a happy story. but it reflects every society. You are on stage with the cast.
See it if you've ever read the play and haven't had the opportunity to see a production. The staging was incredible with phenomenal performances.
Don't see it if already closed.
See it if You like classic dramas. You want to see a good play with some great acting. You like simple effective staging.
Don't see it if You don't like classic plays. You need elaborate staging. You don't want to see a play that deals with a person with mental challenges.
See it if You know the story so if you enjoy a small stage retelling this is well done. It did just open and is a little choppy but will get better.
Don't see it if you prefer big stage-big stars for a story of this intensity. You not willing to allow for actors still getting into their character.
See it if You are familiar with John Steinbeck's masterpiece & you want to see a Master Class performance of it on stage; If you love dramatic plays.
Don't see it if You're sensitive to hearing The "N" Word repeated; If you don't like the idea of a grown man with "Special Needs" being referred to as Dumb!
See it if If you're a fan of the book then obviously it's always fun to see the stage adaptation. Great ensemble & design! Story line still relevant.
Don't see it if Some people simply don't like non-musicals
See it if Chris O'Dowd and James Franco giving wonderful performances as George and Lenny! Lovers of the classic John Strinbeck novel will enjoy!
Don't see it if Long first scene (~17 minutes) so don't be late - they won't let you in!
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