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The Grapes of Wrath at ACT


Tickets have been Purchased. Grapes of Wrath is also collecting canned goods for charity at the door.

Here's info about the show:

Desperately proud, but reduced to poverty by the loss of their farm, the Joads pile their few possessions on a battered old truck and head west for California, hoping to find work and a better life. A powerful and deeply affecting stage version of one of the masterpieces of American literature, it holds to the simplicity and directness of the original novel, and celebrates the persistence and strength of the human spirit.

Be forewarned - this show has a PG13 Rating. Here is why:

Adult Language

Language that some may consider blasphemous is used frequently throughout the play. Additional swearing is also used.

As the play opens, Tom Joad has been released from prison after being arrested for killing a man with a shovel. Two fights occur onstage – one between members of the Joad family and the police and one between the striking workers and the farm owners. (Authority figures and big businesses are portrayed as mostly corrupt). Guns are used and gunshots are heard.

Some characters talk about drinking for the sole purpose of getting drunk and some characters appear intoxicated.
Sexual References

Tom and former preacher Casy have several crude and fairly graphic sexual discussions, including one where Casy refers to his preference for sex immediately after a sermon. A joke is told about the size of his male anatomy.

Rose of Sharon breastfeeds a dying adult stranger who is starving. (The nonsexual, nongraphic scene is a metaphor for the Joads’ respect for life and their fellow man and is me.....)

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  • Donna C.

    Ladies - let's skip lunch. I'm sure we can all use the downtime and save some money. Show starts at 2:30pm - so I'll meet you in the lobby of the theatre at 2pm with our tickets. ACT is also collecting canned goods for charity on that day if you want to bring something. See you at 2pm on Sunday!

    April 16, 2013

  • Elizabeth P.

    Donna, I will meet you at the theater and skip lunch. Elizabeth

    April 16, 2013

    • Donna C.

      Thanks for letting me know Elizabeth!

      April 16, 2013

  • Donna C.

    Hi Elizabeth and Mary Ellen - looks like it's just the 3 of us. If you're not able to make lunch, please let me know in advance - and we'll meet at the theatre. Either way is fine with me - I just would like to know in advance. Thanks!

    April 16, 2013

  • Pat M.

    Sorry but I'm going to have to cancel this date. My budget for theater-going has been reached for this month. Have fun!!

    April 14, 2013

    • Donna C.

      We'll miss you! Thanks for letting me know Pat!

      April 16, 2013

  • Pat M.

    Will have to skip lunch but will join you at theater--am not bringing a guest

    April 8, 2013

  • Pat M.

    Loved the movie with Henry Fonda--wonder what a stage production will be like. A friend may want to come along, too.

    March 1, 2013

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