The Drexel Players is the Theatre program's ensemble, providing the Drexel community with a variety of productions every year. Students participate in all aspects of theatre performance and production including: acting, directing, design, costumes, lighting, sets, sound, publicity, and box office. Auditions occur in the spring and the beginning of each fall term for incoming students. Scholarships are available. Please contact the program director for more information at email@example.com.
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Grapes of Wrath
Adapted by Frank Galati, from the novel by John Steinbeck
Music by Michael Smith
Directed by Nick Anselmo
A powerful stage version of a masterpiece of American literature that is as relevant today as it was during the Great Depression. The play uses the sparest of technical means and a folk-inspired musical score to convey its timeless message of the persistence and strength of the human spirit.
With the loss of their farm at the onset of the Great Depression, the now impoverished Joad family loads their truck with their few belongings and set their sights on California. As the three generations of Joads navigate through the Dust Bowl of Oklahoma to the empty promises of California, Tom, their newly returned ex-convict son, learns what became of the world since his years in prison, while Ma remains determined to keep her family together at any cost. Scored with American folk songs, Grapes of Wrath follows the plight of the Joad family as they steer through the stark realities one of Americas most trying periods.
Black Box Theater, 3401 Filbert Street, Philadelphia PA 19104
May 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 @ 8:00 pm
May 12, 19 @ 2:00 pm
- $15- General Admission
- $10- Students and Industry
- $5- Drexel Staff/Faculty/Students (with valid student ID)