Landmark Community Theatre presents the celebrated Broadway play, “OF MICE AND MEN,” opening Friday, March 13th, 2020. Join LCT as it presents John Steinbeck’s novel, “OF MICE AND MEN,” running March 13th through March 29th at the Thomaston Opera House.
Adapted from John Steinbeck’s novel, “Of Mice and Men” tells the story of George and Lennie, two displaced migrant ranch hands traveling around California during the Great Depression. George is slight and quick witted. Lennie is towering and slow. The two are the best of friends and care deeply for one another. They dream of one day owning their own piece of land but just when they think their dreams could come to fruition a murder occurs and Lennie is the prime suspect. A story on the pursuit of the American dream, friendship, and the struggles of the working class.
“Of Mice and Men” is under the direction of Lucia Dressel (Middlebury), Connecticut community theatre and LCT veterans Rob Girardin (Plantsville) and Ian Diedrich (Middlebury) star respectively as George and Lennie. Other cast members include Lou Guertin, Ryan Wantroba, Will Jeffries, Chuck Stango, Justin Henry, Don Atkinson, Chris Simo Kinzer, Erin Shaughnessy, Wes Baldwin, and Nathan Jeffries as Candy’s dog.
When the play premiered on Broadway in 1937, the production earned the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Best Play, the second oldest theater award in the United States. The most recent 2014 Broadway production was nominated for two Tony awards and starred actors James Franco and Chris O’Dowd. There have been two film adaptations, the first in 1939 and, most notably, the second in 1992 which starred Gary Sinise and John Malkovich.
“Of Mice and Men” is performing March 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 8 pm, March 15, 22, 29 at 2 pm. There are two special daytime performances on March 13 and 19 at 10 am intended for class trips and homeschoolers. Additional seating is available for the daytime performances by contacting the box office directly. For more information on tickets and group sales, contact or visit the Box Office (860) 283-6250 Monday – Friday 1pm – 6pm and Saturday 1pm - 4pm @ 158 Main Street Thomaston, CT 06787. Or purchase tickets online: www.landmarkcommuntytheatre.org.