John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath by Frank Gala…

Presented by Century College Theatre Company

Century College West Theatre

3401 CENTURY AVENUE NORTH White Bear Lake, MN. 55110

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120 minutes

With intermission

Past performances

Friday, April 26 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 27 7:30 pm
Wednesday, May 1 7:30 pm
Thursday, May 2 7:30 pm
Friday, May 3 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 4 2:00 pm
Saturday, May 4 7:30 pm

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Adapted for the Stage by Frank Galati.

A Play-With-Music

Century College Theatre Company                                                                                                                                                                3401 Century Ave. N                                                                                                                                                                                      White Bear Lake, MN 55110

 This Tony Award Winning for Best Play script will be performed by The Century College Theatre Company on: April 26, 27, May 1, 2, 3, 4 at 7:30PM and April 4 at 2:00PM

Tickets for General Audiences, Students from other institutions, and Seniors may be purchased at

General: $12

Students from Other Institutions and Seniors: $10

Come and experience our production of this great work that is filled with sincere passion, pain, humor, and hope. It is a play about America in the 1930’s and America today. Our large cast is comprised of great actors from throughout the Twin Cities theatre community along with a live banjo, guitar, stand-up bass, fiddle, and melodica band ensemble who augment the telling of the show by their ever-present 1930's acoustic folk music.  It is a beautiful show.

“From birth to death, we spend our lives hoping. We hope for a better tomorrow. We hope for peace in our world, in our families, and in our minds. Throughout our lives, we encounter many hardships; we witness cruelty and unfair actions inflicted upon others, and we suffer many losses of loved ones and possessions. As each of these painful moments in our lives are experienced, an instinctual self-preservation mindset emerges: HOPE. In this telling of Steinbeck’s classic American novel, we meet the Joad family. Each member of the Joad family is confronted with many hardships but continues to move forward because of hope. The Grapes of Wrath can be looked at as a very sad story as we witness great wrongs being inflicted upon people because they are different, outsiders, or simply are in need of help from others. We see people who have money and power taking advantage of others who do not, just as with immigration today. However, embedded within all of these sadness, hardship, and injustice in The Grapes of Wrath lies an inspiring statement of humankind: It is only when we give up hope that there will be no possibility of making tomorrow better for one self, one’s family, and our world.”