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Classic Literary Play Comes to Brisbane Stage
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Does anyone else remember reading Of Mice and Men at school as a mandatory novel for English? This summer the book has been brought to the stage in Brisbane by the cast of the Brisbane Arts Theatre. The play, directed by Alex Lanham, depicts the classic literary piece written by John Steinbeck that was published in 1937. It tells the story on an unlikely friendship between George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who are constantly on the move in California as they search for work, and their hope to one day settle down on their own piece of land during the Great Depression in the United States. Tickets are $34 for adults with discounted prices for concession holders, groups over 10 and students.
The play runs for 4 weeks throughout summer at one of Brisbane's oldest play houses. Established in 1936, the Brisbane Arts Theatre in Petrie Terrace has a long tradition in the Queensland arts community as an 80-year-old theatre company. The Theatre is currently fundraising for a renewal project to overhaul the complex for the enjoyment of the public and the performers. Donations over $2 are tax deductible. What a great way to enjoy a night out and invest in the Brisbane's arts community.