University of Leicester Presents John Steinbeck's Classic: Of Mice and Men
Steinbeck’s highly acclaimed Of Mice and Men is to be performed by the
University of Leicester Theatre Group, directed by Ken Huggett, from November 28
to November 30, 2002 inclusive.
against the backdrop of depression era America, Of Mice and Men, follows two
homeless migrant workers, George and Lennie, as they attempt to follow their
dream of owning their own land and working for themselves.
the cynical statement in the play’s title, that, “the best laid schemes of
mice and men go awry”, is a foreboding of the tragedy to come.
anger and oppression all feature in this deterministic but compelling tale, in
which cruel and powerful forces prevent dreams from coming true. Yet what
ultimately guides the play is the strong companionship of the two leading
characters and the tragedy that it finally brings.
Mice and Men’will be shown in the University of Leicester Gilbert Murray
conference centre, Manor Road, Oadby, Leicester, from Thursday, November 28 to
Saturday, November 30 at 7.30pm
are available from the University of Leicester Bookshop or on the door, priced
£4 (£2 University of Leicester Theatre members and Gilbert Murray Hall
residents, £3 NUS).
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