WaterTower Theatre today announced the cast for The Grapes of Wrath, running April 5 - 28, 2013 at the Addison Theatre Centre. The cast includes Cameron Cobb as Tom Joad; Steven Pounders as Jim Casy; Arvin Combs as Pa Joad; Stephanie Dunnam as Ma Joad; Carolyn Wickwire as Granma Joad; Dennis West as Grampa Joad; Jason Johnson-Spinos as Noah Joad; Hannah Plemons as Ruthie; Miles Shickman/Liam M. Taylor as Winfield; Stan Graner as Uncle John; Mikaela Krantz as Rose of Sharon; Austin Tindle as Connie Rivers and Conner Wedgeworth as Al Joad.
The ensemble includes Shane Beeson, Noelle Fabian, Sonny Franks, Andrew Kasten, Robert Long, Jeff McGee, Sasha Truman-McGonnell, Chris Messersmith, Stuart Charles Neef, Alan Pollard, Mary-Margaret Pyeatt, Van Quattro, Will Singleton, and Ted Wold.
Making their WaterTower Theatre debuts in The Grapes of Wrath will be Shane Beeson, Cameron Cobb, Stephanie Dunnam, Mikaela Krantz, Robert Long, Stuart Charles Neef, Hannah Plemons, Van Quattro, Miles Shickman, Will Singleton, Jason Johnson-Spinos, Liam M. Taylor, Austin Tindle, Conner Wedgeworth, Dennis West and Carolyn Wickwire.
The creative team for The Grapes of Wrath is led by Director Terry Martin. Chris Pickart is the Set Designer, Barbara Cox is Costume Designer, Leann Ellis is Lighting Designer, Scott Guenther is Sound Designer, and Luisa Torres is the Stage Manager.
The Grapes of Wrath opens Monday, April 8 running through Sunday, April 28. There are two preview performances on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6. Sunday, April 7 at 7:30 pm is a Pay What You Can performance. The official Press/Media night is Monday, April 8 at 7:30 pm.
Frank Galati's Tony Award-winning adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath tells a tale of endurance and hope in a time of hardship. Having survived the drought of the 1930s only to see their home repossessed, the Joad family embarks on a harrowing journey from the Dust Bowl fields of Oklahoma to the fertile orchards of California. But the "promised land" is far from what they imagined and the Joads must attempt to overcome the injustices that plague a nation in crisis. WaterTower Theatre is proud to present this deeply moving story about the pursuit of the American Dream in the face of adversity at a time when many Americans are facing adversity of their own.
The Grapes of Wrath is a 1988 play adapted by Frank Galati from the classic John Steinbeck novel of the same name. The play debuted at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, followed by a May 1989 production at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego and a June 1989 production at the Royal National Theatre in London. The Broadway production opened the next year directed by Galati and starring Gary Sinise.
The Grapes of Wrath won the Tony award for Best Play in 1990 and was nominated for 7 additional Tony Awards and 5 Drama Desk Awards. This award-winning adaption of The Grapes of Wrath continues to be performed most recently enjoying a successful run at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada.
Single tickets for The Grapes of Wrath are on sale now. For tickets, call 972-450-6232 or online at www.watertowertheatre.org.