Playhouse Presents American Favorite “Of Mice and Men’

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February 15th, 2019

Omaha, NE—Of Mice and Men opens tomorrow at the Omaha Community Playhouse. Written by John Steinbeck, it’s one of the author’s most famous novels, depicting the life of the worker during America’s Great Depression. Character, comradery, and humor are inherent in Steinbeck’s work, but it’s a grim reality that tests these traits for protagonists, George and his friend, Lennie, who deals with a mental disability.

Director, Ablan Roblin and Actor, Michelle Vallier comment.

Of Mice and Men explores the lives of many different characters, ranch hands desperate for work in the American West, also property owner, Curly and his wife, played by Mallory Vallier. Though not working on the farm, she is also challenged by the state of the economy and the less than courteous men around her.

Director, Ablan Roblin has stayed true to Steinbeck’s setting and imagery in his production of the story on stage. Actors have received dialect coaching to replicate the timbre of the American West, and attention to detail wasn’t spared when it came to costume design.

Of Mice and Men opens February 15th at the Omaha Community Playhouse and will run until March 17th, with performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. For more information, visit OmahaPlayhouse.com.

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