University of Leicester eBulletin

University of Leicester Presents John Steinbeck's Classic: Of Mice and Men

November 2002
No 262

John 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.  

Set 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.

However, 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.

Bitterness, 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.

Of 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

Tickets 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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