grapes of wrath

Based on the novel by John Steinbeck

Adapted for the stage by Frank Galati

 

Directed by Karen Kirkham

Scenic Design by Kent Barrett

Lighting Design by Kent Barrett

Costume Design by Sherry Harper McCombs

Grapes of Wrath was structured as a "walking play" in which the audience travelled through a 100 acre working farm to 14 different "stations" spread throughout the farm.  The set was built using wheat paste techniques, and incorporated portraiture of local farmers, and other community members and locations connected to land production in the area.  Much of the scenic elements were designed to serve as permanent fixtures on the farm, long after the show had closed, so that those touring the farm, would be shown other local people connected to the local agricultural community.  

The Gravesite
Family on the Truck
Boxcar
Gas Station (biogas Bob)
Travelling
"California"
Strike
Going through the clouds
Cow Barn
The River
Travelling
Moon shot, live musicians
Hayride for handicapped audience
Prologue
The Dance
Utility Shed (the home)
Gravesite
The Drowning
The Barn
The Moon
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