Friday, April 8, 2016

theatre review - OF MICE AND MEN - Arizona Theatre Company - April 7, 2016

Scott Greer and Jonathan Wainwright
Photo by Tim Fuller
Click here for more information on this production that runs through April 17th.

"Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck's bleak yet powerful story of ranch workers in the Great Depression, is receiving a superb production from Arizona Theatre Company. The combination of an excellent cast and rich creative elements with Steinbeck's enriching tale, which is full of heartbreak and sensitivity, has the ability to give us a deep understanding of its two main characters and to make us feel a part of the world they live in. ...As George and Lennie, Jonathan Wainwright and Scott Greer embody their roles with realism and nuance.... Greer is simply heartbreaking as Lennie. ...Director Mark Clements focuses on the dreams that the characters have, not letting the loneliness and sadness of these men overpower the strong bond of friendship that's at the core of the story. ......ATC's production of Of Mice and Men features a stellar cast, who deliver sensitive and emotionally moving performances, and solid direction that combine to create an exceptionally rewarding journey. ...". -Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway (click here to read the complete review)

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