Shreveport Little Theatre’s box office opens April 10th for their upcoming production of John Steinbeck’s American classic, Of Mice and Men, directed by Logan Sledge.
The cast features actors Blayne Weaver, Jason Shidiskis, Jim Cowles, Josh Talley, Brittainy Williams, Daniel Salazar, Alan Berry, Carter Calahan, Charles Montgomery, and Ziggy Berry.
In addition to director Logan Sledge, the creative team includes Harrison Starrett, stage manager; Don Hooper, set design; Barry Butler, sound design; Peggy San Pedro, costume design; Gerry Castellani, properties; Julie Edwards, lighting design; R.L. Cooper, technical direction; and Erin Berry, animal wrangler.
The play is about two drifters, George and his friend Lennie, with delusions of living off the “fat of the land,” who 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 outstanding drama was very successful on Broadway and has become one of the most consistently popular titles today. A tremendously moving study of the character of two roving farmhands.
Performances are scheduled for April 19, 20, 21, 27, 28th at 7:30 pm & April 22, 29th at 2 pm.
Individual tickets are $18 for seniors, students and active military and $20 for adults.
Tickets can be purchased online at shreveportlittletheatre.com, and by calling or visiting SLT’s box office at 812 Margaret Place, noon – 4 p.m.weekdays. You may also call the box office at (318) 424-4439. Student Rush tickets are available five-minutes before curtain time for $10 cash with student ID.