Moonbox Productions presents Of Mice and Men, a theatrical adaptation based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize- winning author John Steinbeck, December 7 - 22, 2012 at Boston Center for the Art’s Plaza Theatre. Performances are Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets $25 students -$30. Tickets are available by calling the Boston Theatre Scene Box Office at 617-933-8600 or online at www.bostontheatrescene.com.
The classic drama is about two drifters, George Martin and Lenny Small struggling for survival and chasing their dreams in depression era California. The pair have just landed a job on a ranch where it seems that, perhaps, their dreams to earn enough to buy their own place may finally come true. But Lennie's simple-mindedness and propensity for getting into trouble threaten at every turn to undermine their hopes. The play explores themes of racial and social bias, man's hunger for belonging and the true nature of friendship.
To fulfill Moonbox's social mission, we partners with a local non-profit organization for each show, giving them visibility on our website and in our promotional materials, as well as giving them access to our audiences in order to raise awareness of their cause, create connections within the community, and increase the reach and impact of their work. This production will partner with More Than Words (MTW), a nonprofit, social enterprise that empowers 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.
Directed by Allison Choat, the cast includes Calvin Braxton (Crooks), Steven L. Emanuelson (Whit), Harry McEnerny (Lennie), Glen Moore (Curley), Ed Peed (Candy), Tom Shoemaker (Slim), Jordan Sobel (Carlson), Erica Spyres (Curley’s Wife), Phil Tayler (George Milton), and Phil Thompson (The Boss). (Lennie)
The artistic, management and design team include Sharman Altshuler (Producer, Dan Rodriguez (Composer, Music Director), Alexandra Jameson (Stage Manager), Fabian Aguilar (Costume Design), Jeffrey E. Salzberg (Lighting Design), Dan Costello (Sound Design), Courtney Nelson (Scenic Design), Dorothy Childs (Dramaturg), George Altshuler (Assistant Stage Manager) and Douglas Altshuler (Assistant Charge)
Moonbox Productions was founded in 2011 by Producer/Artistic Director Sharman Altshuler. It is based in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is dedicated to supporting local arts and local artists, and to connecting communities to the non-profit organizations that serve them. To fulfill our artistic mission, Moonbox taps the deep well of talent within our own communities to bring top quality theatrical experiences to stages throughout the greater Boston area. Moonbox Productions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Performances are Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets $25 students -$30. Tickets are available by calling the Boston Theatre Scene Box Office at 617-933-8600 or online at www.bostontheatrescene.com.