Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Washington presents Of Mice and Men

Washington - Washington Community Theater is one of two theatres we have added to the roster of theatres we will cover in this blog. (The other is Starlighters in Anamosa.) WCT has three shows scheduled for 2011. Later this season, you will have a chance to catch Man of La Mancha (June) and Church Basement Ladies (October). Of Mice and Men, directed by Thom Sobota of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, opens on Thursday and is showing for one weekend only.

The play is a stage adaptation of the classic novel by John Steinbeck. Two drifters, George and his friend Lennie, with delusions of living off the "fat of the land," have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place. Lennie is a man-child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man. When Lennie's brute strength threatens to get out of control, George has to make difficult decisions.

The show runs:
Thursday, February 17 - 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 18 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 19 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 20 - 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 students (high school & under). Call 319-653-5175 for tickets.

Cast List:
George - Tim Johnson
Lennie - Don Hughes
Candy - Terry Phillips
The Boss - Henry J. Eicher
Curley - Dalton Christner
Curley's Wife - Alicia Smith
Slim - Richard Mickelson
Carlson - Henry H. Eicher
Whit - Shane Schwartz
Crooks - Andrew Cole

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