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Randy Noojin as George Greg Erbach as Lennie Stuart Rudin as Candy Kevin Huelbig as Boss Keith Chambers as Curly Darci Smith as Curley's Wife Frank Bläuer as Slim Ian McGonigle as Carlson Victor Gallo as Whit Jeff Foote as Crooks
In Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck brings you George Milton (Randy Noojin) - small and quick, dark, with restless eyes and sharp strong features - and Lennie Small (Gregory Erbach) - a huge man, mentally a child, shapeless of face, with large pale eyes and wide sloping shoulders. They are two migrant laborers, unlikely friends, who travel together during the Great Depression in search of work, but longing to fulfill their dream of finding their own Utopia.
The production is directed by the company's Artistic Director, Frank Licato. Mr. Licato (director of the Off-Broadway productions of "Requiem for a Heavyweight," "Lamppost Reunion." and Michael Puzzo's "Sprits of Exit Eleven") is the winner of a Perry Award for Best Director for his production of "Grapes of Wrath," as well as an Applause Award from the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.
Of Mice and Men premiered on Broadway 75 years ago. At the time, the economy was in a tailspin and unemployment out of control. Sound familiar? The play is as timely now as it was then. Its themes continue to resonate with audiences today - racial and economic divisions, the human struggle, compassion, friendship and humanity.
Actors Randy Noojin (Boardwalk Empire, Royal Pains) and Gregory Erbach (On The Waterfront) will lead a talented cast of ten. Both veterans of stage, film and television, they will co-star as the play's iconic leads, George and Lennie. Randy Noojin's theatre credits include "Hard Travelin' with Woody" and "America Hurrah Revisited." Gregory Erbach is a multi-talented theatre artist whose acting credits include "The Shannon Doyle Incident" and "God in Bed."
Other members of the creative team include scenic/lighting designer John C. Shimrock, costume designer Ann Lowe, sound designer Donald Stark and producers Sally Ponzio and Karen Brady.
This production promises to be an exciting theatrical event.
Park Performing Arts Center (View)
560 32nd St. between Bergenline Ave. and Kennedy Blvd.
Union City, NJ 07087