The Grapes of Wrath from Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi
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See the greatest story ever told -- as you've never seen it told before. In this updated version of the beloved classic -- recently a hit Broadway revival -- Grammy and Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden) uses the Gospel of Matthew and a score featuring every genre from ragtime to rock to rap to retell the story of Jesus and his disciples through a series of charming and hilarious scenes. A timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love, Godspell has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world. Don't miss your chance to check it out in this intimate, one-of-a-kind production that aims to raise your spirit with a Tony-nominated score that features such chart-topping songs as "Day By Day," "Light of the World" and "Turn Back, O Man." Learn More
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Featured review from Jim
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A moving and wonderful story of the human spirit, based on the great novel by John Steinbeck. The cast is extremely talented. Four live musicians accompany the many scene changes. The use of the sets (e.g. building the family's old truck out of set pieces) was extremely clever.
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Nicely written & well acted adaption of John Steinbecks sad tale of the dustbowl era. The wonderful music & songs were performed by talented artists. Very clever set design, they even opened up part of the stage to create a steam for the actors to...continued
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“Majestic…leaves one feeling that the generosity of spirit Steinbeck saw in a brutal country is not so much lost as waiting once more to be found.” — Frank Rich, The New York Times
Adapted for the stage by Frank Galati, The Grapes of Wrath premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, and later transferred to the West End and Broadway. There it was nominated for eight Tony Awards, winning two for Best Direction and Best Play. Known for his sympathetic humor and keen social perception, John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath in 1939 after seeing the devastation that blanked the country during the Great Depression. The novel won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1940 and was a cornerstone to the Nobel Prize in Literature he was awarded in 1962.
Despite the anguish and suffering which it depicts, the play becomes in the final essence a soaring and deeply moving affirmation of the indomitability of the human spirit, and of the essential goodness and strength which — then as now — resides in the hearts and minds of the “common man,” throughout the world.