Stan State Theatre Under the Stars
Of Mice and Men
by John Steinbeck
Directed by John Mayer
Please join us this year as we present this tragic tale.
Two drifters, George and his friend Lennie, with delusions of living off the "fat of the land" have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place. Lennie is a manchild, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man. It's Lennie's obsessions with things soft and cuddly, that have made George cautious about who the gentle giant, with his brute strength, associates with.
Stanislaus State Amphitheater
May 2 - 7, 2017
The Stanislaus State Theatre Department is built on the premise stated by the famed English director Peter Brook, "a play is called a play for a very important reason - a play is play." We want our theatre students and the people who attend our theatre to enjoy the process of theatre by reveling in the camaraderie of the ensemble in the production process. Lee Strasberg, when talking about the Group Theatre said, "there will be no stars in our theatre," and that is a guiding principle upon which the Stanislaus State Theatre is built. Our theatre is a collective of the joint efforts of many.
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Our campus is an oasis in the middle of the Central Valley of California. With enrollment of around 9,000 students the one-on-one opportunities for interaction between faculty and students are ever-present. Nowhere is that more true than in the theatre department. We have a great program with great people, and we hope you will spend some time in our audience, in our classrooms, or on our stage.