OF MICE AND MEN
Theatre Unleashed - The Belfry Stage
Opens: April 6, 2017
Closes: May 13, 2017
Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck’s immortal tale of two migrant field workers looking for work on the California coast during the Great Depression—the intelligent but frustrated George, and Lennie, a sweet, strong man with a mental disability and a knack for getting into trouble. As they continue to chase the classic American Dream of settling down on their own piece of land, the unlikely pair soon comes across other characters who share in their desperate search for companionship and something greater out of life.
""Steinbeck's "Of Mice" Is Amazingly Engaging And Amazingly Moving At Theatre Unleashed!" THE GEEK AUTHORITY - Lorenzo Marchessi Theatre Unleashed at The Belfry Stage, upstairs at the Crown City Theatre in North Hollywood presents one of the most gut-wrenching and classic of John Steinbeck’s plays – “Of Mice and Men” – and it’s performed in all of its full and dramatic visceral intensity here on stage! Directed by Aaron Lyons, who gave a wonderful canvas for these performances to bring this heartfelt and timeless story to life. I have always loved this story and especially productions of this story because it brings home to a lot of people, the feelings of being misunderstood and friendship and how sometimes bad things happen. “Of Mice and Men” is a powerful novella written by Steinbeck and it was first published in 1937, which tells the story of George Milton and the mentally disabled Lennie Small who are two displaced migrant ranch workers who move from place to place in country sides California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States. Pic 001 – Top L. - Gregory Crafts, David Caprita, Twon Pope – Top R. - Jim Martyka, Ross Shaw, David Caprita, Matthew Clay, Shane Howard – Bot. L - Spencer Cantrell – Bot Center - Amanda Rae Troisi - Bot. R - Lee Pollero "
"Lyons manages to guide his sizable cast and unfolding morality tale skillfully about the challenging confines of the venue."
"Of Mice And Men more than merits the cheers that greeted its actors at curtain calls. It is easily the best of the more than half-dozen Theatre Unleashed productions I’ve seen."