Trinity Rep to Offer $25 Phoenix Ringside Seats to THE GRAPES OF WRATH

Trinity Repertory Company and The Providence Phoenix have put local audiences front and center with their new Phoenix Ringside Seatsfor John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, starting September 5th. Performed in a pub setting in the round, the show immerses the audience in the realistic world of the play. Priced at an affordable $25, Phoenix Ringside Seats are private table seating in the middle of the action and include a complementary drink ticket. A limited number of Ringside tables are available for every performance of Grapes of Wrath and are expected to sell out quickly. All seats forThe Grapes of Wrath are on sale now at the Trinity Rep box office, 201 Washington St.; by phone at (401) 351-4242; and online at

The Grapes of Wrath adapted by Frank Galati begins previews September 5, 2013 in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. Part naturalistic epic, part road novel, part inspirational gospel, The Grapes of Wrath boasts a 17 member cast and original folk-rock music from the band, 3pile. Performed in the round, with action on all sides, director Brian McEleney has set the play in a working man's bar, with beer and wine available before and after the performance while the house band plays.

This production is sponsored by Taco/The White Family Foundation.

The State Theater of Rhode Island, Trinity Repertory Company is now celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season. Since its founding in 1963, Trinity Repertory Company has been one of the most respected regional theaters in the country. Featuring the last permanent resident Acting Company in America, Trinity Rep presents a balance of world premiere, contemporary, and classic works for an estimated annual audience of approximately 145,000. In its 50-year history, the theater has produced 62 world premieres, mounted national and international tours, and, through its MFA program, trained hundreds of new actors and directors. This season marks the 46th year of Project Discovery, Trinity Rep's pioneering educational outreach program. Last season, Trinity Rep's educational programs reached nearly 15,000 Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut students through matinees as well as in-school residencies and workshops. Brown University/Trinity Rep offers professional training for actors and directors in a three-year MFA program. Trinity Rep's 50th Anniversary season continues with the New England premiere of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang, Lionel Bart's Oliver!, Intimate Apparel by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage, the world premiere of Veronica Meadows by Stephen Thorne and A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard. For more information, call the box office at (401) 351-4242 or visit Trinity Rep's website at

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