TWIN FALLS • Touring repertory theater The Acting Company will take the stage in Twin Falls with its rendition of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men.”
The tale of two drifters is one of the most widely read stories in America. Written as both a novella and a script, “Of Mice and Men” tells the tragic story of two California migrant ranch workers during the Great Depression.
The Acting Company’s production is Arts on Tour’s third performance of the 2012-13 season, set for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the College of Southern Idaho’s Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets are $32 for adults and $24 for students in high school and younger.
“John Steinbeck stands alone as the 20th century’s biographer of the worker. He writes of a life that looks beautiful in a photograph and is ugly to inhabit,” wrote Ian Belknap, the troupe’s associate artistic director. “This production looks, sounds and smells like the worker of 1930s; however, this play could be set yesterday, today or tomorrow. Drive on any stretch of the crossroads of America today … the context of our world has changed but our daily life values remain the same as in ‘Of Mice and Men.’”
The cast includes actors from some of the finest acting conservatories in the U.S., cast in New York and through Minneapolis’ Guthrie Theater Experience, promoters said.
John Houseman and current Producing Artistic Director Margot Harley founded The Acting Company in 1972 — with the first graduating class of The Juilliard School’s drama division — to develop classically trained American actors and a national audience for the theater. The company has launched the careers of Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson, Patti LuPone, Jeffrey Wright, Frances Conroy and Jesse L. Martin, to name a few, while performing 138 productions across the country and in 10 foreign countries.
Learn more: theactingcompany.org.
Buy tickets at the CSI Fine Arts Box Office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; at csi.edu/artsontour; or at 732-6288.