Adapted by John Steinbeck from his novel of the same name, Of Mice and Men is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.
This large scale production comes from Rail Theatre Company and is directed by Sean Lynch from Mullingar Arts Centre,
Murt Ennis as George
John ‘Banjo’ Quinn as Lennie
Shane Bardon as Slim
John Daly as Candy
Aidan Ennis as Curley
Jemma McNamee as Curley’s Wife
Ray Purcell as Whit
Adrian Dunne as The Boss
Paul McDermott as Carlson
Steve Hartland as Crooks.
A fascinating story focusing on issues of isolation and prejudice, Of Mice and Men features two best friends who are in search of the American Dream. George and Lennie are drifters who take up work on a ranch in Salinas Valley. George is short and astute and Lennie is large and big-hearted, unaware of his strength.
These two characters plan to stay in Salinas Valley until they have earned enough money to buy their own ranch. But a turn in events means that only a tragic outcome is possible for these two dreamers.
After the success Rail Theatre had at last year’s Electric Picnic festival in September and sell out performances in the Mullingar Art Centre we are pleased to welcome them to An Grianán for the first time.
Rail Theatre Co in association with Mullingar Arts Centre present
Of Mice and Men
Tues 23 Feb at 8pm, Wed 24 Feb at 10am and 1pm