“Of Mice and Men
Friday, March 6– Sunday, March 22
Church Hill Theatre
Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
John Steinbeck’s great novel comes to the stage. Two drifters, George and 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. It’s Lennie’s obsession with things soft and cuddly that has made George cautious about whom the gentle giant, with his brute strength, associates with. His promise to allow Lennie to “”tend to the rabbits”” on their future land keeps Lennie calm, amidst distractions, as the overgrown child needs constant reassurance. But when a ranch boss’s promiscuous wife is found dead in the barn with a broken neck, it’s obvious that Lennie accidentally killed her. George, now worried about his own safety, knows exactly where Lennie has gone to hide, and he meets him there. Realizing they can’t run away anymore, George is faced with a moral question: how should he deal with Lennie before the ranchers find him and take matters into their own hands. A true American classic!”