OF MICE AND MEN Opens Playhouse on Park's Fourth Season Tonight, 10/10
Playhouse on Park opens it's fourth season with the classic play Of Mice and Men. Adapted from John Steinbeck's famous novel, Of Mice and Men follows the lives of George and Lennie, two drifters that dream of owning their own land. When their journey brings them to a ranch where they hope to earn enough money to finally buy their own property, trouble stirs and their plans must change. In this moment, George is forced to make a decision that challenges the core of human nature and morality. In this critically acclaimed drama, Steinbeck brings the trials of the Great Depression to the forefront, while providing an honest and heart wrenching depiction of these tragic characters. As a unique opportunity to see this iconic tale onstage, educational programs are encouraged to attend.
This performance is directed by Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc co-founder and artistic director, Sean Harris. The lead roles of George and Lenny are performed by New York City's Shannon Michael Wamser (George) who has performed with the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre (The Importance of Being Earnest), Northern Stage Company (The Rainmaker), Arkansas Repertory Theatre (Hamlet), Saratoga Shakespeare Festival (Romeo & Juliet), Monomoy Theatre(All My Sons) and Jed Aicher (Lennie) who has performed at the Gulfshore Playhouse (A Streetcar Named Desire); Asolo (Filomena, The Way of the World, The Weir) Muhlenberg Theatre (Pirates of Penzance). Other performers include: Clark Beasley Jr (NYC), Dustin Fontaine (NYC), Tony Knotts (NYC), Kimberly Shoniker (NYC), Robert Britton (West Suffield), Ted D'Agostino (Norwich), Harrison Greene (West Hartford) and Jonathan Ross (Thomaston).
Preview performance are scheduled for tonight, Oct 10th & the 11th at 7:30pm, all preview seats are $15. Regular performances are scheduled Wednesday through Friday, October 12th through the 29th (times vary). Opening night (Friday, Oct 12th) includes a pre-show wine and cheese, the first Sunday matinee (October 15th) includes a post show talk back with The Cast. Tickets range from $22.50 - $32.50 pending seating. Seniors, students and Let's Go Arts members save $2.50 per ticket. A $10 student rush is available 15 minutes prior to curtain, for $10, cash only.
Season Four Subscriptions include the performance of Of Mice and Men and offer a 20% savings over individual ticket prices. A six show subscription can be purchased for $72-$164 pending performance and seating. To purchase tickets: in person, visit the theatre box office at 244 Park Road, West Hartford between 10am - 6pm Tuesday through Friday or 10am - 2pm on Saturday; call 860-523-5900 ext 10; or order online at www.PlayhouseOnPark.org. Patrons are encouraged to visit any one of The Playhouse on Park Dining Partners before and/or after the performance. More information about Playhouse on Park Dining Partners can be found on the website.
Hartford's most affordable and intimate professional theater, Playhouse on Park is nestled on Park Road in West Hartford, where the parking is free, the actors are right off Broadway and the back row is just four seats from the stage.