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Wake Forest University Theatre presents
The Grapes of Wrath
Based on the novel by John Steinbeck
Adapted by Frank Galati
February 18-19 & 23-27, 2010

Director
Sharon Andrews

Scenic Designer
Jonathan Christman

Costume Designer
Lisa Weller

Sound Designers
Carolyn Jones*
Rebecca Speas*

Properties Master
Perry Ransbottom*

Lighting Designer
Rob Eastman-Mullins

Vocal/Dialect Coach
Leah Elyce Roy

Choreographers
Jen Greenholt
Carolyn Jones*

Stage Manager
Suzanne Spicer*

*denotes a member of the Anthony Aston Players

SETTING

Oklahoma and then California, 1938


CAST

MAN WITH GUITAR..................................................................................Bill McIlwain
JIM CASY........................................................................................................Guy Aiken
TOM JOAD......................................................................................................Jim French
MULEY GRAVES/THE MAN IN THE BARN.............................................Jake Meyer*
PA..........................................................................................................Wesley Longacre
MA...................................................................................................Mackenzie Finnegan*
GRANMA/AGGIE WAINWRIGHT..........................................................Lizzy Thomas§
GRAMPA...............................................................................................Dean D. Guerra*
NOAH.......................................................................................................Nick Reichert*
RUTHIE........................................................................................................Sarah Davis*
WINFIELD....................................................................................................Owen Rask
UNCLE JOHN...........................................................................................Cam Roberts*
ROSE OF SHARON...........................................................................Danielle Thorsen*§
CONNIE RIVERS.........................................................................................John Aguilar
AL.....................................................................................................................Ben Hege
CAMP PROPRIETOR/CONTRACTOR/2ND MAN WITH CLUB.............Ethan Groce
YOUNG MAN/FIRST MAN/MAN IN THE BARN’S SON..................Joseph Belangia
WILLY/THE MAN GOING BACK/CAMP GUARD.................................Chris D’Auria
GAS STATION ATTENDANT/DEPUTY SHERIFF................................Mike Dempsey
GAS STATION OWNER/OFFICER........................................................Taylor Williams
2ND NARRATOR...................................................................................SheRea DelSol*
CAR SALESMAN/AGRICULTURAL OFFICER/3RD NARRATOR....Matthew Dowell
AGRICULTURAL OFFICER/HOOPER RANCH BOOKKEEPER.......Andrew Bellamy
CAR SALESMAN/MAYOR OF HOOVERVILLE/
HOOPER RANCH GUARD..............................................................Austin McWilliams*
CAR SALESMAN/FLOYD KNOWLES/1ST MAN WITH CLUB................Andy Belt*
CAR SALESMAN/WEEDPATCH CAMP DIRECTOR/
MR. WAINWRIGHT......................................................................John Wesley Hughes*
AL’S GIRL................................................................................................Carolyn Jones*
ELIZABETH SANDRY...............................................................................Emily Wright
CAR SALESMAN/SECOND MAN............................................................Ivan Mosley*
MRS. WAINWRIGHT............................................................................Rebecca Speas*
SQUARE DANCER/ENSEMBLE.....................................................Elizabeth Patterson§

 

MUSICIANS
BASS..............................................................................................................Ella Allman
AUTOHARP/JAW HARP/TAMBOURINE..............................................Martha Allman
BANJO......................................................................................................Rick Davidson
FIDDLE.....................................................................................................Cecilia Kucera
GUITAR/MUSICAL DIRECTOR................................................................Bill McIlwain
ACCORDIAN..........................................................................Linda McKinnish Bridges

*denotes a member of the Anthony Aston Players
§denotes a Presidential Scholar in Theatre

Car

musicians

Joad family

Joad's packed up

telling the story

Camp

Dance at Weedpatch

 

PRODUCTION STAFF

Technical Director................................................................................R. Trevor Anderson
Assistant Stage Managers..........................................................Chris Garcia, Ashley Singer*
Properties Assistants............................................................Samantha Diliberti, Jake Snyder
Master Electrician......................................................................................Michael Whatley*
Electricians........................Donald “Ducky” Davidson§, Mackenzie Finnegan*, Alex Priore*
Chandalae Nyswonger*, THE 150: D&P class
Welders........................................................................................Chris Garcia, Alex Priore*
Scenic Artists.............................................................Danielle Thorsen*§, Mara McCaffray*
Painters................................................................................................THE 150: D&P class
Carpenters...........................................................................................THE 150: D&P class
Scene Shop Assistants................................................Chandalae Nyswonger*, Alex Priore*
Danielle Thorsen§*, Donald “Ducky” Davidson§, Perry Ransbottom*, Chris Garcia,
Michael Whatley*, Alex Aceituno, Mackenzie Finnegan*, Mara McCaffray*,
Monty King, Adam Lavis, Morgan Schutte*

Costume Studio Supervisor.................................................................................Lisa Weller
Assistant Costume Designer..............................................................................Emily Wright
Costume Assistants..........................................................Lomar Osborne, Elizabeth Skinner
Caroline Dignes§*, Chakayla Taylor
Wardrobe, Hair, & Makeup Assistants.........................Sarah Wheeler*, Mara McCaffray*
Grips........................................................................Thomas Scholberg, Thomas Ciopettini
Fly Rail Operator.............................................................................................Keaton Lee
Light Board Operator..................................................................................Jillian Anzalone
Sound Board Operator............................................................................Amy Shackelford*
Photography..........................................................Ken Bennett, Bill Ray III, Leslie Spencer
Box Office Staff........................................................Ae’Jay Mitchell*, Sarah Jean Sparks*, Suzanne Spicer*, Lizzy Thomas§, Dean D. Guerra*, SheRea DelSol*,
Sara Lindsey*, Brandon Ferri, Jake Skillings

 

Ma & Rose

Al & girl

Rose & Mrs. Samdry


DIRECTOR’S NOTE


I figgered, “maybe it’s all men and all women we love; maybe that’s the Holy Sperit – the human sperit – the whole shebang. Maybe all men got one big soul ever’body’s a part of.”
- Jim Casy

This entire production has been blessed by the “sperit” of that quote.

 

Men in the river
Campfire Birth in boxcar

SPECIAL THANKS

Richard Anderson
Martha Allman
R.A. Reynolds, Jr.
Whit Andrews
Murray Ross
Reynolds Automotive
Israel Lawson
UNCSA Props Department
Ron Tuttle - Coliseum Eye Associates

 

Tom & Ma Joad escape final

All photos by Bill Ray III