A heart-wrenching full-cast adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Steinbeck, starring Jeffrey Donovan and Shirley Knight. Set during the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath tells the powerful story of the Joad family’s trek from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the promise of a new life in California. But what they find threatens to rip apart their lives, and sever the ties that bind them together. Starring Shirley Knight as Ma Joad, Frank Galati’s finds its timeless heart in the generous spirit of the common man.A L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:Shirley Knight as Ma JoadJeffrey Donovan as Tom JoadEmily Bergl as Rose of SharonMichael Buie as Connie and othersDaniel Chacon as Al JoadMaurice Chasse as Deputy Sheriff and othersShannon Cochran as Mrs. Wainwright and Elizabeth SandryTrista Delamere as 2nd Narrator and Al’s GirlFrancis Guinan as Jim CasyCharlie Matthes as Willy and othersGas Station Attendant and Hooper Ranch GuardRod McLachlan as Uncle JohnRobert Pescovitz as Pa JoadJoel Rafael as Car Salesman and Man with Guitar Stephen Ramsey as 1st Narrator and othersNick Sadler as Agricultural Officer and othersAndy Taylor as Gas Station Owner and othersFloyd Knowles and Weedpatch Camp DirectorTodd Waring as Hooper Ranch Bookkeeper and othersFredd Wayne as Grampa, Mayor of Hooverville and Camp GuardMichael Weston as Noah Joad and othersKate Williamson as Gramma and othersLive music performed by the Joel Rafael Band. Adapted by Frank Galati. Directed by Richard Masur. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.
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