Chattanooga Now John Steinbeck drama 'Of Mice and Men' opens in North Georgia this Friday

Chattanooga Now John Steinbeck drama 'Of Mice and Men' opens in North Georgia this Friday

March 13th, 2019 by Staff Report in Chattanooga Now - Art

Zack Jordan, Greg Guinn and Steve Jordan, from left, rehearse a scene in "Of Mice and Men." / Facebook.com photo

Back Alley Productions will open the John Steinbeck classic "Of Mice and Men" on Friday, March 15, for six performances over two weekends in the Mars Theatre in LaFayette, Georgia.

The drama revolves around Lennie and George, two migrant workers during the Great Depression, with a dream of being free to one day own their own farm.

If you go

› What: “Of Mice and Men”

› Where: Mars Theatre, 117 N. Chattanooga Ave., LaFayette, Georgia

› When: 7:30 p.m Fridays-Saturdays, March 15-16 and 22-23; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, March 17 and 24

› Admission: $16 and $13

› For more information: www.backalleyproductions.org

Once they find steady work on a California ranch, George has to look out for Lennie, whose mental disability makes him both childish and naive to others' less-than-noble motivations. Curley, the ranch boss' son, quickly takes a disliking to Lennie, in part because Lennie is bigger and stronger, which sets off a course of events that shakes the ranch.

Sensing danger, George and Lennie make friends on the ranch who can help them raise money to make their dreams come true. But outside forces begin to complicate things, and the men soon realize that their dream of freedom is in jeopardy.

Principal cast members are Zack Jordan, Greg Guinn, Steve Jordan, Michael Tate, Gavin Russell, Dillon Hartley, Cody Robinson Steele, Micheal Lynn, Sam Lapp and Art Sanner.

"We're excited to bring Steinbeck's American classic to life onstage, along with his pointed observations about human interaction, the damaging effects of isolation and the fleetingness of dreams, all set on the backdrop of one of the most tremulous times in American history," says Kaylee Smith, executive director of Back Alley Productions.