Set during the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath tells the powerful story of the Joad family's trek from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the promise of a new life in California. But what they find threatens to rip apart their lives, and sever the ties that bind them together. A heart-wrenching full-cast adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Steinbeck and a 1990 Tony Award(R) Winner for Best Play, Frank Galati's play finds its timeless heart in the generous spirit of the common man.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Shirley Knight as Ma Joad
Jeffrey Donovan as Tom Joad
Emily Bergl as Rose of Sharon
Michael Buie as Connie/Others
Daniel Chacon as Al Joad
Maurice Chasse as Deputy Sheriff/Others
Shannon Cochran as Mrs. Wainwright/Elizabeth Sandry
Trista Delamere as 2nd Narrator/Al's Girl
Francis Guinan as Jim Casy
Charlie Matthes as Willy/Gas Station Attendant/Hooper Ranch Guard
Rod McLachlan as Uncle John
Robert Pescovitz as Pa Joad
Joel Rafael as Car Salesman/Man with Guitar
Stephen Ramsey as 1st Narrator/Others
Nicholas Sadler as Agricultural Officer/Others
Andy Taylor as Gas Station Owner/Floyd Knowles/Camp Director/Others
Todd Waring as Hooper Ranch Bookkeeper/Others
Fredd Wayne as Grampa/Mayor of Hooverville/Camp Guard
Michael Weston as Noah Joad/Others
Kate Williamson as Gramma/Others
Live music performed by the Joel Rafael Band. Adapted by Frank Galati. Directed by Richard Masur.
Recorded before a live audience.