Casting Announced for Pioneer Theatre Company's Of Mice and Men in Salt Lake City
By Michael Gioia
The Pioneer Theatre Company will present Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck's time-honored drama of George and Lennie during the Great Depression, beginning Oct. 19 at the Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre in Salt Lake City.
Directed by Mary Robinson, the limited engagement will continue through Nov. 3.
The cast includes Bill Cwikowski as Candy, Steven Fehr as Carlson, Patrick Halley as Curley, Paul Kiernan as The Boss, Sekou Laidlow as Crooks, Andy Rindlisbach as Whit, S.A. Rogers as Slim, Joe Tapper as George, Georgia Warner as Curley's Wife and Mark David Watson as Lennie.
Here's how PTC bills the classic: "George and Lennie first stepped onto the stage over seventy-five years ago, and have since entered into the American consciousness as mythic characters. Steinbeck's moving and tragic story, taught to generations of American high school students, is a powerful fable about the human impulse to make — and hold onto — spiritual connections with our fellow men."
Other members of the creative team include scenic designer James Noone, costume designer K.L. Alberts, lighting designer Michael Gilliam, sound designer Matthew Tibbs, hair and makeup designer Amanda French, fight choreographer Kiernan and dramaturg Alexandra Harbold.
The Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre is located at 300 South 1400 East in Salt Lake City, UT. For more information and tickets, call (801) 581-6961 or visit PioneerTheatre.org.
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