The Grapes of Wrath

by Frank Galati
Directed by Gary English
October 4 - 14, 2018
Running Time: 2 hours and 30 min including intermission
Reccomended Ages: PG-13, brief moment of partial nudity
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre

The Joad family abandons their farm, fleeing the Dust Bowl in search of a new life. Unrelenting struggle and strife meet them at every turn, testing the limits of the human spirit. Still, they have hope. Winner of the 1990 Tony Award for Best Play, Frank Galati’s adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize-winning novel follows the Joad’s as they make the rough trek to California, the land of the American Dream. This Depression-era tale of family and human resilience asks, when thousands are without work, is survival a matter of competition or cooperation?

Co-sponsored by the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center


Scenic Design / Kristen P.E. Zarabozo
Lighting Design / Joey Morrisette
Costume Design / Darby Newsome
Sound Design / Teddy Carraro
Dramaturg / Eddie Vitcavage
Music Director / Joe Jung*
Stage Manager / Tom Kosis*


Casey / Joe Jung*
Tom Joad / Mauricio Miranda
Muley Graves/Floyd Knowles / Aaron Bantum
Pa (Tom Joad Sr.) / Ken O'Brien *
Ma / Angela Hunt
Granma / Johanna Leister*
Granpa / Dale AJ Rose*
Uncle John / Nikolai Fernandez
Noah / Nicholas Greika
Rose of Sharon / Alex Campbell
Connie Rivers / Aidan Marchetti
Al / Sebastian Nagpal
Singer/Narrator / Rob Barnes
Ruthie / Bethany Rocktaschel / Rosie Rossi
Winfield / Annie Rossi
Boy in Barn / Nick Glowacki
Man 1 / Tristan Rewald
Man 2 / Bryan Mittlestadt
Man 3 / Matthew Bader
Man 4 / Kevin Biciunas
Man 5 / Perry Madison
Man 6 / Ethan Caso
Man 7 / Nicholas Greika
Woman 1 / Megan Casagrande
Woman 2 / Kristen Wolfe
Woman 3 / Erin Cessna
Woman 4 / Sierra Kane
Woman 5 / Carly Polistina

*Appears Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association


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