For the ones who already know about the book “Of Mice and Men”, i should mention immediately that this won’t be a book review, rather it is a brief summary of how much i enjoyed last night during the play i watched…
As it had been quite a long time since i went to see a play at a playhouse, i was quite excited about it. And at the end of the play i was very happy being totally satisfied with the play. The performance of the actors were really appreciate-deserving. The play was simply an adaption of the book itself to the scene and seeing all those characters (especially George and Lennie) just in front of your eyes was like a magic.
Below is the short description of the play suggested by Wikipedia:
Two migrant field workers in California’s Salinas Valley during the Great Depression—George Milton, an intelligent and cynical man, and Lennie Small, an ironically-named man of large stature and immense strength but limited mental abilities—arrive at a ranch near Soledad, southeast of Salinas, California, to “work up a stake.” They hope to realize their shared dream of settling down on their own piece of land. Lennie’s part of the dream, which he never tires of hearing George describe, is merely to tend to (and touch) soft rabbits on the farm. George protects Lennie at the beginning by telling him that if Lennie gets into trouble, George won’t let him “tend them rabbits.” They are fleeing from their previous employment in Weed where they were run out of town after Lennie’s love of stroking soft things resulted in an accusation of attempted rape when he touched a young woman’s dress.
At the ranch, the dream appears to move closer to reality. Candy, the aged, one-handed ranch-hand, even offers to pitch in with Lennie and George so they can buy the farm by the end of the month. The dream crashes when Lennie accidentally kills the young and attractive wife of Curley, the ranch owner’s son, while trying to stroke her hair. A lynch mob led by Curley gathers. George, realizing that he is doomed to a life of loneliness and despair like the rest of the migrant workers, and wanting to spare his friend a painful death at the hands of the vengeful and violent Curley, finds Lennie and gently recites with him their dreams of owning their own land just before shooting him in the back of the head.
Well, after last night i decided to go to playhouse more often to see more plays and i am sure my friends also agree with me. What do you say girls? 😀