Infamous Commonwealth Theatre presents Frank Galati's stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, directed by ICT Artistic Director and Jeff Citation winner Genevieve Thompson.
The tale of the Joad family embodies the hardships suffered during the Great Depression and the transcendent generosity of human nature in the face of adversity. The natural world sets the events in motion during the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma and brings the journey to a hopeful end in California with massive floods.
Ultimately, The Grapes of Wrath is the story of a rising collective consciousness, a story of "we" instead of "I". In light of the country's current economic recession and call to action from a president newly elected on a platform of hope and change, the themes explored in The Grapes of Wrath are arguably more relevant now than ever.