A family of impoverished Oklahoman sharecroppers lose everything when their farm is repossessed after a devastating drought.
Driven from their home to make the monumental trek Westward to California and seduced by the prospect of opportunity and dignity, they invest everything they have in the journey. When forced to face the possibility that California may not after all be the promised land, they have no choice but to go on; nothing is left for them in Oklahoma.
Frank Galati’s groundbreaking adaptation of Steinbeck’s epic novel won two Tony Awards on Broadway. A plea for social justice and compassion,The Grapes of Wrath provides the perfect canvas for a vast ensemble cast and is an all too timely examination of a nation in search of itself. Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s other novels include Of Mice and Men and East of Eden.
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