The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Production of
February 7 – March 8, 2020
Written by Octavio Solis
Directed by Bill Rauch
“A rich and powerful narrative that has a compelling unity”
The story follows the terminally ill William Joad and his quest to pass down his Oklahoma family farm to a descendant among the Joads who migrated west. When he discovers that Joads are now Mexican-American Jodes, he and his only living heir, Martín, must confront their ideas of family, legacy and America. Inspired by Steinbeck’s classic, the two men travel from California back to Oklahoma, making an epic and entertaining journey on the Mother Road all while forging an unlikely bond and coming to terms with their brutal past.
Mother Road is generously sponsored by , and the David Bruce Smith Foundation.
Mother Road runs approximately two hours and 40 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.
PAUL JAMES PRENDERGAST
U. JONATHAN TOPPO
ANITA MAYNARD LOSH
EMILY ANN MELLON
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Thursday, March 5 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 22 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, February 19 at 12 p.m.
Thursday, February 20 at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, February 25 at 12 p.m.
Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 4 at 12 p.m.
Sunday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. Purchase