To what depths will a man go to take care of his friend? This play, based on the novel by Steinbeck, explores this complicated question through the relationship of Lennie Small and George Milton.
From Steinbeck’s journal (1938) – “In every bit of honest writing in the world there is a base theme. Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love. There are shorter means, many of them. There is writing promoting social change, writing punishing injustice, writing in celebration of heroism, but always that base theme. Try to understand each other.”
2002 Leon Rabin Award Nomination for Lighting Design
Written by John Steinbeck
Directed by Richard Hamburger
Set Design by John Coyne
Costume Design by Meg Neville
Produced by the Dallas Theatre Center at the Arts District Theatre, Dallas, TX, September 2002