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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

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 Joad's 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 the David Bruce Smith Foundation.

Cast

DAVID ANZUELO

Abelardo/ Ranch Hand

NATALIE CAMUNAS

Amelia / Chorus Leader

TED DEASY

Roger / William's Father / State Trooper / Ranch Hand / Chorus

DEREK GARZA

Curtis / Abelardo’s Father

CEDRIC LAMAR

James / Cook

AMY LIZARDO

Mo

KATE MULLIGAN

Ivy / William’s Mother / Police Officer

MARK MURPHEY

William Joad

TONY SANCHO

Martín Jodes

Creative

OCTAVIO SOLIS

Playwright

BILL RAUCH

Director

CHRISTOPHER ACEBO

Set Designer

CAROLYN MAZUCA

Costume Designer

PABLO SANTIAGO

Lighting Designer

PAUL JAMES PRENDERGAST

Original Music and Sound Design

KAITLYN PIETRAS

Projection Designer

ANNE NESMITH

Wig Designer

U. JONATHAN TOPPO

Fight Director

JACLYN MILLER

Movement Consultant

ANITA MAYNARD LOSH

Vocal Coach

TY DEFOE

Original Movement Director

CHERELLE GUYTON

Original Wig Designer

MICHA ESPINOSA

Original Voice and Text Coach

KURT HALL

Stage Manager

EMILY ANN MELLON

Assistant Stage Manager

Multimedia

Bill Rauch discusses "Mother Road"

In The News

Broadway World

Cast and Creative Team Announced for Mother Road at Arena Stage

American Theatre Magazine

Octavio Solis’s Journey to Mother Road

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.

Events

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.

Southwest Night
Sunday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. Purchase