Steinbeck classic on stage at NWC
Thursday, October 18, 2007
The play follows the Joad family. Evicted from their
Northwestern theatre professor Bob Hubbard, who is directing the play, says the story’s exploration of the ways society responds to migrant workers and those who are poor are timeless. “Jim Casy’s dilemma—how to put one’s faith into action in a way that actually helps people—is one contemporary Christians face as well,” he says. “Perhaps the social justice gospel is the gospel.”
Steinbeck’s novel, published in 1939, won the Pulitzer Prize. Frank Galati’s adaptation of the novel won Broadway’s Tony Award for Best Play in 1990.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting the box office between 4 and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday or between noon and 5 p.m. on Saturday. The box office can also be reached by phone, 712-707-7098, or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.