‘The Grapes of Wrath’ at Northwestern


Based on the novel by John Steinbeck
Adapted by Frank Galati
Directed by Aaron Snook

Reduced to poverty by the loss of their Oklahoma farm during the Dust Bowl, the Joad family pile into their battered old truck and head west for California, hoping to find work and a better life. Led by the willful Ma Joad and her volatile young son Tom, the entire family encounters an epic journey, testing their resilience and calling on their strength as a family as they struggle to find community.  

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