John Steinbeck’s masterpiece of hard times and hope. The Grapes of Wrath tells the powerful story of the Joad family’s trek from the Dust Bowl of Oklahoma to the promise of a new life in California. But what they find threatens to rip apart their lives, and sever the ties that bind them together. Frank Galati’s heart-wrenching adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel finds its timeless heart in the generous spirit of the common man.
Starring Jeffrey Donovan as Tom Joad, and Shirley Knight as Ma Joad. With Emily Bergl, Michael Buie, Daniel Chacon, Maurice Chasse, Shannon Cochran, Trista Delamere, Francis Guinan, Charlie Mathes, Rod McLachlan, Robert Pescovitz, Stephen Ramsey, Nick Sadler, Andy Taylor, Todd Waring, Fredd Wayne, Michael Weston, and Kate Williamson.
Live music by the Joel Rafael Band. Stage manager and sound effects, John Lovick. Assistant Stage Manager Ashley Phillips. Directed by Richard Masur. Presented in collaboration with the California Council for the Humanities and the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University.