The Grapes of Wrath

Our first play of the Stratford season. I wanted to see it, Keith did not. It was superb!
Evan Builung was brilliant as Tom Joad Janet Wright equally strong as Ma Joad and Tom McCamus was great as the preacher. There were no weak links in the rest of the cast, but these three carried the play.
The staging was brilliant. Using three bluegrass musicians to abridge the scene changes was great -they really kept the play moving forward, even as they drew your attention away from the changes.
It is a depressing story, but the production was so good that it was thrilling to watch.
The dead silence by the audience was a tribute to the director and the cast.

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to The Grapes of Wrath

  1. Keith says:

    I have to agree. I did not want to see it, as Cathy said – e have had so much doom and gloom on stage recently, I have a little burn out.However, it was really well done. Cast and staging was excellent. I even enjoyed it!

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