Event The Grapes of Wrath
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Venue Playhouse, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 6 May 1994
Opening Date 6 May 1994
Last Date 4 June 1994
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel. Desperately proud, but reduced to poverty by the loss of their farm, the Joad family pile their few possessions on a battered old truck and head west for California, hoping to find work and a better life. Led by the indomitable Ma Joad, who is determined to keep the family together at any cost, and by the volatile young Tom Joad, an ex-convict who grows increasingly impatient with the intolerance and exploitation which they encounter on their trek, the Joads must deal with death and terrible deprivation before reaching their destination. Gritty realist production.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Drama
Subjects Death
Family
Poverty
Travel
Working Life
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Wade Beed Actor
Andrew Bibby Actor
Don Bridges Actor
Michael Burkett Actor
Marco Chiappi Actor
Reg Evans Actor
Jarrod Factor Actor
John Flaus Actor
Imogen Gough Actor
Rachel Griffiths Actor
Robert Menzies Actor
Gus Mercurio Actor
Frances O'Connor Actor
Anne Phelan Actor
Leigh Russell Actor
Jeremy Sims Actor
Fiona Todd Actor
James Wardlaw Actor
Joy Westmore Actor
Frank Galati Adaptor
Lea Trowbridge Assistant Stage Manager
John Steinbeck Author
Beth Shelton Choreographer
Tony Tripp Designer
Jonathan Mill Dialect Coach
Roger Hodgman Director
Jamieson Lewis Lighting Designer
Gerry Hale Musical Director
Wade Beed Musician
Adam Gare Musician
Gerry Hale Musician
Broderick Smith Musician
Ian Cookesley Production Manager
Kerry Saxby Sound Designer
Margaret Crompton Stage Manager
Resources
Works
Text Nationality United States of America
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Cast List MTC Records
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record May 1994
Data Reviewed By Jonathan Bollen (JonathanBollen) on 15 October 2013
Event Identifier 24566