A Story Of Resilience

THE CAST of the American Shakespeare Center’s “The Grapes of Wrath” will perform at the Lenfest Center on Jan. 25.

THE CAST of the American Shakespeare Center’s “The Grapes of Wrath” will perform at the Lenfest Center on Jan. 25.

ASC Brings ‘Grapes Of Wrath’ To Lenfest

The American Shakespeare

Center’s 2019/20 national tour will come to Lexington with a performance of John Steinbeck’s great American novel, “The Grapes of Wrath,” on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m., bringing its signature style to the Keller Theatre. “The Grapes of Wrath” follows the Joads, a poor family of tenant THE CAST of Wra

Center’s 2019/20 national tour will come to Lexington with a performance of John Steinbeck’s great American novel, “The Grapes of Wrath,” on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m., bringing its signature style to the Keller Theatre. “The Grapes of Wrath” follows the Joads, a poor family of tenant THE CAST of Wra

Center’s 2019/20 national tour will come to Lexington with a performance of John Steinbeck’s great American novel, “The Grapes of Wrath,” on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m., bringing its signature style to the Keller Theatre. “The Grapes of Wrath” follows the Joads, a poor family of tenant THE CAST of Wra

Center’s 2019/20 national tour will

come to Lexington with a performance of John Steinbeck’s great American novel, “The Grapes of Wrath,” on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m., bringing its signature style to the Keller Theatre. “The Grapes of Wrath” follows the Joads, a poor family of tenant THE CAST of Wra

come to Lexington with a performance of John Steinbeck’s great American novel, “The Grapes of Wrath,” on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m., bringing its signature style to the Keller Theatre. “The Grapes of Wrath” follows the Joads, a poor family of tenant THE CAST of Wra

come to Lexington with a perfor

mance of John Steinbeck’s great American novel, “The Grapes of Wrath,” on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m., bringing its signature style to the Keller Theatre. “The Grapes of Wrath” follows the Joads, a poor family of tenant THE CAST of Wra

mance of John Steinbeck’s great American novel, “The Grapes of Wrath,” on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m., bringing its signature style to the Keller Theatre. “The Grapes of Wrath” follows the Joads, a poor family of tenant THE CAST of Wra

mance of John Steinbeck’s great

American novel, “The Grapes of Wrath,” on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m., bringing its signature style to the Keller Theatre. “The Grapes of Wrath” follows the Joads, a poor family of tenant THE CAST of Wra

American novel, “The Grapes of Wrath,” on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m., bringing its signature style to the Keller Theatre. “The Grapes of Wrath” follows the Joads, a poor family of tenant THE CAST of Wra

American novel, “The Grapes of

Wrath,” on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m., bringing its signature style to the Keller Theatre. “The Grapes of Wrath” follows the Joads, a poor family of tenant THE CAST of Wra

Wrath,” on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m., bringing its signature style to the Keller Theatre. “The Grapes of Wrath” follows the Joads, a poor family of tenant THE CAST of Wra

Wrath,” on Saturday, Jan. 25, at

7:30 p.m., bringing its signature style to the Keller Theatre. “The Grapes of Wrath” follows the Joads, a poor family of tenant THE CAST of Wra

7:30 p.m., bringing its signature style to the Keller Theatre. “The Grapes of Wrath” follows the Joads, a poor family of tenant THE CAST of Wra

7:30 p.m., bringing its signature

style to the Keller Theatre. “The Grapes of Wrath” follows the Joads, a poor family of tenant THE CAST of Wra

style to the Keller Theatre. “The Grapes of Wrath” follows the Joads, a poor family of tenant THE CAST of Wra

style to the Keller Theatre.

“The Grapes of Wrath” follows the Joads, a poor family of tenant THE CAST of Wra

“The Grapes of Wrath” follows the Joads, a poor family of tenant THE CAST of Wra

“The Grapes of Wrath” follows the Joads, a poor family of tenant THE CAST of Wra

“The Grapes of Wrath” follows

the Joads, a poor family of tenant THE CAST of Wra

the Joads, a poor family of tenant THE CAST of Wra

the Joads, a poor family of tenant farmers, as they travel from Okla

homa to California to escape the ravages of the Dust Bowl, fighting oppression and Mother Nature on their journey along Route 66. The play is a tribute to the endurance of the human spirit. “In the Joads, Steinbeck created an indelible portrait of resilience and grace. They are like every of the American Shakesp h” will perform at the Len

homa to California to escape the

ravages of the Dust Bowl, fighting oppression and Mother Nature on their journey along Route 66. The play is a tribute to the endurance of the human spirit. “In the Joads, Steinbeck created an indelible portrait of resilience and grace. They are like every of the American Shakesp h” will perform at the Len

ravages of the Dust Bowl, fighting

oppression and Mother Nature on their journey along Route 66. The play is a tribute to the endurance of the human spirit. “In the Joads, Steinbeck created an indelible portrait of resilience and grace. They are like every of the American Shakesp h” will perform at the Len

oppression and Mother Nature on

their journey along Route 66. The play is a tribute to the endurance of the human spirit. “In the Joads, Steinbeck created an indelible portrait of resilience and grace. They are like every of the American Shakesp h” will perform at the Len

their journey along Route 66. The

play is a tribute to the endurance of the human spirit. “In the Joads, Steinbeck created an indelible portrait of resilience and grace. They are like every of the American Shakesp h” will perform at the Len

play is a tribute to the endurance of

the human spirit. “In the Joads, Steinbeck created an indelible portrait of resilience and grace. They are like every of the American Shakesp h” will perform at the Len

the human spirit.

“In the Joads, Steinbeck created an indelible portrait of resilience and grace. They are like every of the American Shakesp h” will perform at the Len

“In the Joads, Steinbeck created an indelible portrait of resilience and grace. They are like every of the American Shakesp h” will perform at the Len

“In the Joads, Steinbeck created

an indelible portrait of resilience and grace. They are like every of the American Shakesp h” will perform at the Len

an indelible portrait of resilience

and grace. They are like every of the American Shakesp h” will perform at the Len

and grace. They are like every

family — doing the best they can with the little they have. They are a stark reminder of the human toll of migration but also the power human beings possess to persevere, to change, and to be kind,” says director José Zayas. Zayas’ previous credits include Studio Theatre, GALA Hispanic Theatre and Rep-

ertorio Espanol in D.C., and the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Flea Theatre in New York City.

Originally published in 1939, Steinbeck’s classic novel received immediate acclaim and stirred controversy for its depiction of the rural working class. Frank Galati’s stage adaptation of the novel won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1990. The enduring spirit of Galati’s adaptation lives on in ASC’s production which honors the simplicity and sparseness of the Broadway production which The New York Times called “… majestic … leaves one feeling that the generosity of spirit he saw in a brutal country is not so much lost as waiting once more to be found.”

Every year, ASC assembles a diverse collection of artists from all over the country for its national tour. This cast features performers who are brand new to ASC - such as Mia Wurgaft (Shakespeare in the Square), Sara Linares (Asolo Conservatory), and Michael Moret (Texas State University) who leads the production as Tom Joad. The production also includes returning ASC veterans Topher Embrey (who audiences may remember as Dromio in “The Comedy of Errors” last year), Kenn Hopkins Jr. (previously seen as Polixenes in 2018/19’s “The Winter’s Tale”), Madeline Calais (known to tour audiences as Ismene in ASC’s “Antigone”), and Andrew Tung —who also serves as the tour’s music director.

Original music in this production plays an expanded role — helping transport the audience along the journey with the Joad family. ASC’s actor-musicians play live music before the show and during intermission, covering modern classics that riff on the themes of the play.

The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton produces year-round in the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theater, the Blackfriars Playhouse.

The 2019/20 season marks ASC’s 31st annual tour since the company began in 1988 as Shenandoah Shakespeare Express.

Tickets are required for the Jan. 25 performance. W&L students, faculty and staff are allowed one free ticket, with additional tickets and tickets for the general public available for $15 each. Tickets are not offered online or through swipe card sales for this event. However, patrons should come by the box office or call 458-8000 to claim or purchase tickets.

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