Friday, August 5, 2016
ANNOUNCING "The World of John Steinbeck"
The Explore Estate's "The Great Gatsby Online" and "Anton Chekhov & the Absurd" will be joined by "The World of John Steinbeck" produced in support of Tacoma Little Theatre's production "Of Mice and Men."
The new Explore will include the scenes pertinent to Steinbeck's story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States.
Live voice presentations will begin in late January 2017 and will include the original 1937 novella, as well as other selections from the author's canon. Like all Explore projects, this one will include interpretive links on the life and times of John Steinbeck, and the opportunity for hosted tours for classroom teachers, as well as metaverse adventurers.
We have learned so much from the first two Explores. We are eager to apply them to this, the first of two Explores currently planned for 2017.
Heard the name but are not familiar with the man or his work? You can learn more about this Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author at the National Steinbeck Center website.
More details to come.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission.