Saturday, November 29, 2008

Grapes of Wrath on The Plays The Thing

Jeffrey Donovan (above) plays the part of Tom Joad in the LA Theatre Works production of The Grapes of Wrath. The play can be heard tonight on Public Radio stations across America and linked by Bosco Radio Nostalgia and Entertainment.

LA Theatre Works brings to life the John Steinbeck classic The Grapes of Wrath in a radio production on the Plays The Thing tonight.

Performing in the production are the acting talents of Jeffrey Donovan, Emily Bergl, Shirley Knight, Francis Guinan, and Rod McLachlan. The book is adapted by Frank Galati.

As the Great Depression hits, the Joad family treks from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the fertile fields of California. But the promise of new work quickly turns into a nightmare of human desperation. How, and will, they survive? Driven by the rhythms of the Joel Rafael Band, this acclaimed adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel finds its timeless heart in the generous spirit of the common man.

Listen to the Plays The Thing every Saturday night on Public Radio programs across America or link via the Bosco Radio Nostalgia and Entertainment channel beginning at 8 PM PST/11 PM EST. The show is repeated at 10 PM PST. The link is in the sidebar.

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