The Grapes Of Wrath Opens at Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT)
Pictured: (Left to Right) Joe Jung, Aidan Marchetti and Angela Hunt
Listen below to Joe Jung, Aidan Marchetti and Angela Hunt talk about how the Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) is opening its 2018-19 season with Frank Galati’s award-winning adaptation of John Steinbeck’s, “The Grapes of Wrath.” Gary English will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from October 4th through October 14th, 2018. For tickets and information please visit HERE or call (860) 486-2113.
Connecticut Repertory Theatre Opens Season with The Grapes of Wrath
“The Grapes of Wrath” traces the journey of the Joad family, as they are forced off their farm, and flee the Dust Bowl in search of a new life. Unrelenting struggle and strife meet them at every turn, testing the limits of the human spirit. Still, they have hope. Winner of the 1990 Tony Award for Best Play, Frank Galati’s adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize-winning novel follows the Joad’s as they make the rough trek to California, the land of the American Dream. This Depression-era tale of family and human resilience asks, when thousands are without work, is survival a matter of competition or cooperation?
About the Performers
Joe graduated from UConn’s MFA Acting program back in 2004 and is back this season as one of our equities. He is playing Jim Casy and also our music director. A lot of the cast are playing instruments such as the washboard, spoons, banjolele, washtub bass, etc. and Joe is leading them to underscore most scenes and transitions. Joe was in Broadway’s BLOODY, BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON.
Aidan Marchetti is a senior in the BFA Acting program. He was most recently seen in CRT’s Nuevo California and Waiting for Lefty as well as 1776 and Newsies in the NUTMEG 2017 Season. He is a native of Reading, Mass. In this show, Aidan will be playing Connie Rivers.
Angela Hunt is a second year MFA Acting candidate at UConn. She made her CRT debut as Tituba in The Crucible. She is from Pittsburg originally. In this show, Angela will be playing Ma Joad.
PERFORMANCE AND TICKET INFORMATION
Evening performances start at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Select matinee performances start at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Single tickets are available now. Single tickets range from $10 to $35. All student tickets are only $10.
Children must be at least 4 years old to attend CRT productions. For additional ticket information or to charge tickets by phone, call 860.486.2113. All sales are final; no refunds. Play selections and performance dates are subject to change.
Please call the box office at 860.486.2113 for tickets and additional information or visit www.crt.uconn.edu for specific show dates and times because performance schedules vary and are subject to change.
The Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre is located on the campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.