Theatre Onset is excited to present a production of John Steinbeck’s classic story, Of Mice and Men to the people of the Bega Valley in May. It is a play about mice and puppy dogs, dreams and hardship mateship and heavy burdens. Set in the Great Depression in the US in the 1930s, we follow the poignant story of two very different men striving towards their shared dream.
Under the experienced direction of David Stocker, Theatre Onset has gathered a great cast for this production. There are some experienced favourites with Jamie Forbes, John Fitzmaurice, Robert Buck and Indigo Walker. Karl Auer comes to us from Pambula’s Footprint Theatre and James Cook is fresh from a successful cricket season. There are a few exciting new faces in Ethan Dack, a Bega mechanic, Malcolm Oastler who used to manage a racing car team and Peter Byrne from Tanja who is a dry-stone waller who started his career in Cornwall. To cap it all off, we have Warren Foster from Wallaga Lake who has made time for the play from his part in a zombie movie being filmed out west.
This is one of John Steinbeck’s few plays. It is elegantly written and rightfully considered a classic. Not to be missed.
Catch the production at the Funhouse in Bega on Friday 11 May and Saturday 12 May at 7:30pm, Sunday 13 May at 3pm then Thursday 17, Friday 18 and Saturday 19 May at 7:30pm and the final performance on Sunday 20 May at 3pm. Tickets are $20/$15 conc and available through www.trybooking.com/UKZA. Limited tickets will be available at the door. Strongly not recommended for children under 15.