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'Of Mice and Men'

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Palm Beach Dramaworks
William Hayes, producing artistic director; J. Barry Lewis, resident director.

Production Description

Casting John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men," to be presented as part of the Palm Beach Dramaworks 2013-14 season.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals begin Sept. 17. Performances run Oct. 11-Nov. 10 at the theatre in West Palm Beach, FL.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $626/wk. min. Equity SPT Contract.


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Replacement Info

The following roles have been cast. Actors will only be considered as replacements.

GEORGE: male, 40s, small, wiry, moral, intelligent but uneducated, quick-witted man who travels with, and cares for, Lennie. Although he frequently speaks of how much better his life would be without his caretaking responsibilities, George is obviously devoted to Lennie. George is easily frustrated by Lennie but is always his protector.

CANDY: male, 50s–70s, an aging ranch handyman, Candy lost his hand in an accident and worries about his future on the ranch. He fears that his age is making him useless. An emotionally destroyed man because he spent his best years working for someone else.

SLIM: male, 40s, quiet, insightful, kind, practical, intelligent, intuitive and at peace with himself. He is greatly respected and has natural authority. He is a highly skilled mule driver and the acknowledged “prince” of the ranch. The other characters often look to him for advice

CURLEY'S WIFE: female, 20s, young, pretty, flirtatious and provocative. A little mean, petty and cruel. The men on the farm refer to her as a “tramp,” and “tart,” She is desperately lonely and has broken dreams of a better life.

CARLSON: male, 30s–40s, a ranch-hand, big and powerful, complains bitterly about Candy’s old, smelly dog. Unsympathetic. Mean, bitter and coarse.

CROOKS: male, African American, stable-hand, gets his name from his crooked back. Proud, bookish, bitter, beaten down, suspicious, and cynical. He is isolated from the other men.

THE BOSS: male, 50s-60s, stocky, well-dressed, in charge of the ranch, and Curley’s father. Fair-minded man, not unkind.

Whit: 30s–40s, A young ranch-hand.