The Grapes of Wrath. For more information call 973-408-5600.


October 28 and November 4 & 11, 2009 at 10:30 AM
Recommended for grades 9 and up.
Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes (approximate)
Tickets $16 (one free adult ticket per 10 paid students)
Reservations: call 973-845-6742 or e-mail

The story of Tom Joad and his family’s flight from the Dust Bowl of Oklahoma during the Great Depression is a majestic and deeply affecting portrait of American life and the American soul at a defining moment in our nation’s history. John Steinbeck’s lyrical prose shapes a sweeping, timeless tale of endurance and grace in a time of crisis, a message of hope in a moment of seeming hopelessness.

The Grapes of Wrath is ideal for classes studying Steinbeck and other literature of the 1930s, although interesting comparisons can be made with tales about perilous journeys from The Odyssey on.


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