Theatre, like magic mirrors, psychiatry, and the supply-and-demand curve of radar detectors, reveals fundamental truths about human nature. Make your own discoveries with today's Groupon: for $36, you get one ticket to The Grapes of Wrath at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford (up to an $81.46 value). Choose from three performances:
- Tuesday, May 17 at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 25 at 2 p.m.
Based on the American classic by John Steinbeck, Frank Galati's Tony Award–winning stage adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath represents an onstage gale of acting chops, emotion, and clever puppet commentary from the box seats. Antoni Cimolino, general director of the theatre, also directs this classic Great Depression–era tale of a family's migration from Oklahoma to California in the 1930s and the challenges they face in a series of migrant-worker camps. The cast includes award-winning veterans of The Canadian Stage Company, Vancouver Playhouse, and collaborators of visionary thespian Robert Lepage. Both an entertaining and educational windfall, this production ofThe Grapes of Wrath creates opportunities for field trips, peer bonding, or an undeserved afternoon of fun for complacent dependants. This play is suitable for ages 12 and older.