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[theater] Mother Road by Octavio Solis // Berkeley

July 13 @ 6:30 pm - July 31 @ 8:00 pm

$25 – $113

MOTHER ROAD is Octavio Solis’ contemporary Mexican-American sequel to John Steinbeck’s THE GRAPES OF WRATH, directed by Berkeley Rep’s Associate Artistic Director, David Mendizábal.

Mother Road
BY OCTAVIO SOLIS
DIRECTED BY DAVID MENDIZÁBAL

JUN 14–JUL 21, 2024
PEET’S THEATRE
2025 Addison St
Berkeley CA 94704

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* masks are required at most shows.

 

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About show:

One of the most celebrated living writers of the Mexican-American experience, Octavio Solis pens a 21st-century tale inspired by John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.

William Joad has no heir to bequeath the family farm to — until he learns about Martín Jodes, a young Mexican-American migrant worker descended from Steinbeck’s protagonist Tom Joad.

In a reversal of the Joads’ mythic journey, William and Martín embark on a road trip from California’s migrant farm camps back to Oklahoma, where they reckon with their brutal pasts and forge an unlikely bond.

Along their journey on the Mother Road, they gather a chorus of travelers. Witness Solis’ soaring poetry, gritty realism, and mythic scope as he captures the intersection of people, cultures, and migration in the American West.

Details

Start:
July 13 @ 6:30 pm
End:
July 31 @ 8:00 pm
Cost:
$25 – $113
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Website:
https://www.berkeleyrep.org/shows/mother-road/

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