Of Mice and Men

March 10-25, 2017

“Central New York Playhouse’s current production of the play, which opened on Friday is a word-for-word, realistic rendition of Steinbeck’s prophetic vision. ….a timeless tale of the human struggle for dignity, identity, and a dream.” – Tony Curulla Syracuse.com Click Here for review

“Every aspect of this production marks Of Mice and Men as a labor of love, starting with the sturdy set made of rough-hewn barnwood but light enough to spin on casters.” – James Mackillop Syracuse New Times Click Here for review

” “Of Mice and Men” will long be remembered as one of CNY Playhouse’s most moving productions.” Russ Tarby,Eagle Bulletin Click here for review

 Plot:  Two drifters, George and his friend Lennie, with delusions of living off the “fat of the land,” have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place. Lennie is a man-child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man. It’s Lennie’s obsessions with things soft and cuddly, that have made George cautious about who the gentle giant, with his brute strength, associates with. His promise to allow Lennie to “tend to the rabbits” on their future land keeps Lennie calm, amidst distractions, as the overgrown child needs constant reassurance. But when a ranch boss’ promiscuous wife is found dead in the barn with a broken neck, it’s obvious that Lennie, albeit accidentally, killed her. George, now worried about his own safety, knows exactly where Lennie has gone to hide, and he meets him there. Realizing they can’t run away anymore, George is faced with a moral question: how should he deal with Lennie before the ranchers find him and take matters into their own hands.

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Photos by AB Photography

Cast & Production Team

George Milton – Dan Rowlands
Lenny Small – Phil Brady
Curley – Tyler Ianuzi
Curley’s Wife – Jennie Russo
Slim – David Simmons
Boss – Dave Spiro
Candy – Keith Arlington
Crooks – Donovan Stanfield
Carlson – Steve Rowlands
Whit – Matt Gordon

Director – Kasey McHale
Stage Management – Sara Harrington
Lighting Designer – Liam Fitzpatrick
Costume Design – Carleena Manzi
Set Construction – Chris Lupia & Josh Taylor
Producer – Justin Polly