Mar 21, 2012

John Steinbeck — movies, theatre, dinner and more!

Steinbeck aficionados will be happy to know that the American writer is featured throughout Resilience, the multidisciplinary project exploring the concept of resilience through visual arts, theatre, education and more.

Get your Steinbeck fix starting tonight:

March 21 6:30 p.m. | The Grapes of Wrath $5
John Ford's most famous black and white epic drama - the classic adaptation of John Steinbeck's 1940 Pulitzer Prize-winning, widely-read novel.

Thursday-Sunday | Of Mice and Men
Experience the drama onstage in Steinbeck's seminal work that shares the tragic tale of two friends, George and Lennie, who struggle to realize their dreams while working as ranch hands in northern California. If you're headed to an evening showing, consider the FAC's in-house dining option, Café 36, for a $35 prix fixe dinner menu inspired by the story (yum...Grilled Bone-in Pork Chop AND Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp). To hear more about Steinbeck's character from the actors themselves, join the cast and director in a post-performance Sunday TalkBacks on March 22 and April 1.

March 28 6:30 p.m. Viva Zapata $5
Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and directed by Elia Kazan, this film follows the life of Mexican revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata (Marlon Brando) from his peasant upbringing, through his rise to power in the early 1900s, to his death. The Oscar-nominated screenplay by Steinbeck focuses on the corruptive influence of power.

April 4 6:30 p.m. Lifeboat $5
Director Alfred Hitchcock stages all of the action in Lifeboat in one tiny boat, adrift in the North Atlantic. The boat holds eight survivors of a Nazi torpedo attack: including characters played by Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix and Hume CronynHitchcock developed the central idea for the film and Steinbeck wrote the script.

Through June 3 | Terry Maker: Reckoning
Free with museum admission
Boulder-artist Maker is partially inspired by Steinbeck's East of Eden, among other great literary classics. You can find her works in the signature El Pomar Gallery on the second floor.

Of Mice and Men will run through April 1. The play contains adult situations and language. Tickets are available online, or call the Box Office at 719.634.5583.

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