Moonbox Productions presents Of Mice and Men, written by Pulitzer-Prize winning author John Steinbeck, December 7 - 22, 2012 at Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatre. Performances are Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. (Press performance December 9, 2012 at 2pm). Tickets are available by calling the Boston Theatre Scene Box Office at 617-933-8600 or online at www.bostontheatrescene.com.
Steinbeck’s classic drama tells the story of two drifters, George and Lennie, as they struggle for survival and chase their dreams in Depression-era California. The pair have landed a job on a ranch where it seems that their dream of earning enough money to buy their own place might finally come true... But Lennie's dangerous simple-mindedness and propensity for getting into trouble threaten to undermine their hopes at every turn. Although it is very much a period piece, the themes explored in Of Mice and Men are both timeless and timely. George and Lennie, the pair around whom the story revolves, are companions struggling to survive in hard economic times, with their hearts set on someday achieving the American dream of personal and financial independence. “Just on this merit alone, the piece has profound contemporary resonance," says Producer Sharman Altshuler. “While this story is a sad one, exploring loneliness, loss and the fragility of dreams, it is not a tragedy. Woven into the fabric of the characters’ troubled lives are threads of deep human bonds and relentless hope. Even the story’s end speaks not only of profound loss, but of profound love.
Moonbox is pleased to partnr for this show with More Than Words, a local non profit social enterprise dedicated to "empowering youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business." Every ticket you purchase helps support the work of this great organization. To learn more, visit www.mtwyouth.org.