PANHANDLE, by Walter Halsey Davis, music by Marc Ream and Jeremy Sullivan
Filled with intense drama as well as wry humor, Panhandle follows a cotton farming community desperately trying to hold onto their way of life amidst the twin calamities of the Great Depression and the Dust Bow. Whereas Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath concentrated on the travails of those who pulled up stakes and migrated West, Panhandle focuses on the trials and tribulations of those who tried to keep their home and their family together in the only place they'd ever known as home.
Written by Emmy-award-winning screenwriter and playwright Walter Halsey Davis. Music by Marc Ream and Jeremy Sullivan. Directed by Michael Cohen. Musical coordination by Emmy Pierce. Accompaniment by Alice Montgomery. Costumes by Paula Dodd Aiello. Set design by Lisa Sullivan. Light design by Michael Sweeney. Stage Management by Owen Parry. Technical direction by Robert Gudmundsson.
Presented by Actors Ensemble of Berkeley Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., January 9th - 31st, 2015. Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on January 18th and 25th.
Erika Bakse, Ben Grubb, Lee Vogt, Ann Fairlie, Bruce Kaplan, Patrick Glenn, Laura Espino, Jean Barnhart, Walter Davis, David Weiner, Joseph O'Loughlin, David Manspeaker, Patricia Long Davis, Paloma George, Peter Weiss.
Live Oak Theatre (View)
1301 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709
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