The Oakdale High School Drama department presents the classic tale Of Mice and Men. The Drama department is looking to take the well-known novel from the pages to the stage on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 13 with a 2 p.m. matinee performance.
Of Mice and Men follows a pair of migrant field workers in California as they move south from Weed to work on a ranch in Soledad. The play highlights the hardships of American life during the Depression. The novella navigates between the everyday realities of George Milton, played by Wiley Taylor and Lennie Small – gigantic in stature, portrayed by Donald Hodges, well-meaning, but with limited mental capacity – and their dream of settling down on their own ranch, a dream that seems all the more tempting for its impossibility. The antagonist of the play is Curley, played by Ethan Yeaman, and playing opposite is the sultry seductress known as Curley’s wife, on stage portrayed by Kaeli Sturtevant.
The play is being directed by notable Oakdale High School alumni, Andrew and Garett Brown and produced by Makayla Johnson, Alexes Starkweather, and Jessica Gorman. Tickets are available in the business office at the high school.