Tacoma Little Theatre begins 2017 with John Steinbeck’s classic tale, OF MICE AND MEN, brought to life through the direction of Niclas Olson.
Two drifters, George and his friend Lennie, with delusions of living off the “fat of the land,” have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place. Lennie is a man-child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man. It’s Lennie’s obsessions with things soft and cuddly that have made George cautious about who the gentle giant, with his brute strength, associates with. His promise to allow Lennie to “tend to the rabbits” on their future land keeps Lennie calm, amidst distractions, as the overgrown child needs constant reassurance. But when a ranch boss’ promiscuous wife is found dead in the barn with a broken neck, it’s obvious that Lennie, albeit accidentally, killed her. George, now worried about his own safety, knows exactly where Lennie has gone to hide, and he meets him there. Realizing they can’t run away anymore, George is faced with a moral question: How should he deal with Lennie before the ranchers find him and take matters into their own hands?
This production features: Mason Quinn (George), Chris James (Lennie), Roger Iverson (Candy), Derek Mesford (Curley), Eric Cuestas-Thompson (Boss), Jacob Tice (Slim), Alex Gust (Whit) Alex Koerger (Carlson), and Maggie Parobek (Curley’s Wife).
OF MICE AND MEN will run Friday, January 20-February 5, 2017. Friday and Saturday showings are at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. This show is recommended for ages 13 and up.
Tickets are $24.00 (Adults). $22.00 (Seniors 60+/Students/Military), and $20.00 (Children 12 and under). Tickets may be purchased online at www.tacomalittletheatre.com, or by calling our Box Office at (253) 272-2281. Group rates are available for 10 or more, and special FLEX passes for 6 are only $130.00.
There will be a special “Pay What You Can” performance on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Tickets for that performance will be available beginning Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in person or over the phone.