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The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Production of

Mother Road

  • Credits

    Written by Octavio Solis
    Directed by Bill Rauch

  • Location

    Fichandler Stage

“A rich and powerful narrative that has a compelling unity”

 Mail Tribune

As the hardworking and terminally ill William Joad sets out on an epic journey to pass down his family farm, he is humiliated to find that the only surviving descendant of his family is a Mexican-American named Martín Jodes, an ex-migrant worker. Inspired by John Steinbeck’s classic, The Grapes of Wrath, the two men take a ride through the Mother Road, traveling from California back to Oklahoma, all while forging an unlikely bond and coming to terms with their brutal past. This powerful new play, written by playwright Octavio Solis (El Paso Blue, Quixote), examines the crossroads of family, immigration and the American dream.

Mother Road is generously sponsored the David Bruce Smith Foundation.


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Accessible Performances

Closed Captioning
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Open Captioning
Thursday, March 5 at 8 p.m.

Audio Described
Saturday, February 22 at 2 p.m.


Post-Show Discussions
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.