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Project Shakespeare to bring ‘Of Mice and Men’ to FPU

  • Braeden Hatfield plays George and Connor Ahern plays Lennie in Of Mice and Men. Courtesy Photo


Tuesday, April 09, 2019 12:15PM

Project Shakespeare in partnership with Franklin Pierce University will present John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men on Saturday, April 27 at 3 p.m. at Franklin Pierce University’s Warehouse Theatre in Rindge.

John Steinbeck’s American classic, Of Mice and Men, is a must-read for every high school student. It tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant farm workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States. Of Mice and Men explores the themes of loneliness, power, oppression, abuse, fate and the American Dream.

The cast includes Conant HS Senior, Connor Ahern as Lennie; homeschool senior, Braeden Hatfield as George; Conval High School students, Grace Ramsden as Curley’s Wife and Anna Taylor as Candy; Conant High School student, Blake Ferguson as Slim; Great Brook Middle School student, Gabrielle Ramsden as Whit; and homeschoolers Seamus Malloy as the Boss and Carlson, and Travis Hatfield as Curley. Deborah Shakespeare Thurber is directing.

Tickets are $10 adults and $5 for seniors and students and are at the door. Project Shakespeare is a non-profit theatre education organization and all donations are tax-deductible. Visit projectshakespeare.org for more information.