The John Steinbeck original Of Mice and Men tells the tale of George and Lennie, migrant ranch workers looking for jobs around the western U.S. during the Great Depression. This musical version, adapted 60 years ago by Ira Bilowit and Wilson Lehr, continues Steinbeck’s message in a more prescient way for these modern times, examining the condition of the homeless, the powerless and the neglected in a manner that doesn’t allow the audience to look away. As presented by The Western Stage, ticket holders for the Sunday matinee on Aug. 25 will also have a rare opportunity to hear from a panel of Steinbeck experts immediately following the performance; those experts include renowned Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw, Jon Selover, The Western Stage’s artistic directors and director of this production and Waverly Kaffage, executor of the Steinbeck estate. Performances are 7:30pm Fridays and Saturday and 2pm on Sundays until Sept. 14. [MD]


  • Starting Saturday, August 24th, 2019, repeated every 4 weeks on Friday and Saturday until Saturday, September 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Starting Saturday, August 24th, 2019, repeated every week on Sunday until Saturday, September 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


The Western Stage Mainstage Theater, Hartnell College, Building K

411 Central Ave.
Salinas, CA 93901

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