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Of Mice and Men

Members say: Great acting, Entertaining, Great writing, Intense, Absorbing
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Members
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26 reviews
 

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.

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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. 

 

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85
Stage Buddy

"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

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90
Funny, Intelligent, Intense, Profound, Resonant

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.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting, Great writing

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

99
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You want to see a production that should be on Broadway! Great acting,absorbing and highly entertaining!!'

Don't see it if Just go see it! It's a hit!!'

87
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great writing, Classic

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.

87
Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant, Great singing

See it if Appreciates classic American dramas With a talented caste

Don't see it if Need glitzy media driven extravaganzas

Also Superlative caste Lenny was great. ... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Entertaining, Great staging

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

80
Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Entertaining

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.

Also I think everyone did a great job. Lenny was my favorite performer. He ... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great writing

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.

70
Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Great writing, Slow

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!

78
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Riveting, Entertaining

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.

81
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you like learning about history.

Don't see it if you don't like learning about history

60
Great writing, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You know someone in the cast.

Don't see it if You can see something else.

71
Intelligent, Intense, Dated

See it if A great reminder of the lessons from the classic book

Don't see it if You don't like classical theater

79
Funny, Intense, Entertaining

See it if you like good theater

Don't see it if see it

86
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You enjoy the novel.

Don't see it if You don't like sad plays.

80
Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining, Great staging

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.

90
Great acting, Intense, Resonant, Great writing, Entertaining

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.

80
Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if If you read The book I. High school

Don't see it if If you want a happy ending

92
Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if well it is off now, but if you like wondering acting and if you liked the novel.

Don't see it if you don't like the novel. Don't see it if you don't like shows without glitz and glamour.

93
Epic, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You're a fan of the book.

Don't see it if You have children with you.

65
Funny, Dizzying, Cliched, Dated

See it if You like the classics

Don't see it if You think the classics are boring and dry.

61
Slow, Dated, Great set, Great lights

See it if If you loved the book, you'll love the show- it's an accurate adaption. If you're looking for intense acting and lighting to match, see it.

Don't see it if If you like a quick-paced play, Of Mice and Men will bore you to tears. If you hated the book, simply put, you won't enjoy the show.

90
Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You've read and enjoyed the book, or if you don't like musicals.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals.

80
Great acting, Slow, Classic

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!

65
Disappointing, Inconsistent, Slow, Classic, Faded

See it if you want to see great acting for Lenny

Don't see it if you want to see great acting for George