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
In The News
Mother Road, an inclusive modern spin on an American classic
Mother Road: A Modern Story Inspired by Steinbeck's Classic Novel
BWW Interview: Tony Sancho of Mother Road at Arena Stage
Tony Sancho and Natalie Camunas talk about Mother Road
WPFW - Union City Radio
Tony Sancho talks about the inspiration behind Mother Road
MD Theatre Guide
‘A Quick 5’ with Kaitlyn Pietras, Projection Designer for Mother Road
Photo Flash: Mother Road Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
On Tap Magazine
Playwright Octavio Solis Expands American Narrative With Mother Road
The Rogers Revue
On the Mother Road with Tony Sancho
Mother Road Shares a Modern Take of Steinbeck’s Migrant Tale
Mark Murphey chats about timeliness of Mother Road
Front Mezz Junkies
Driving Down Arena’s Mother Road with Cedric Lamar
Photo Flash: Inside First Rehearsal For Mother Road at Arena Stage
Cast and Creative Team Announced for Mother Road at Arena Stage
American Theatre Magazine
Octavio Solis’s Journey to Mother Road
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