Of Mice and Men

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Based on John Steinbeck's 1937 classic tale, Of Mice and Men is the story of two traveling companions, George and Lennie, who wander the country during the Depression, fantasizing about a better life. George dreams of owning land, working on his ranch and being his own boss. His mentally challenged partner, Lennie, dreams simply of playing with rabbits. But his overbearing size and strength is often too much for his fragile mind and a simple stroke of their fur leaves the rabbit lifeless in his hands. Having encountered problems at their last job, George and Lennie are forced to flee to a new farm for work. The two labor tirelessly at their new job, cautiously saving money to fund their far-reaching goals. When they meet an older man with a similar desire and ample savings, it seems that for once their dreams might be attainable until Lennie's simple-minded strength gets them into trouble yet again. One of the few plays to be adapted by the novelist himself, this version is true to the book and filled with the Nobel Prize-winning drama that shot the story to instant acclaim.

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Hutchison, Mineart, et al. Cast in Westport's Of Mice and Men - Sep 18, 2008

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