North Coast Rep Revives an American Classic, John Steinbeck's Immortal of Mice and Men

Performances Beginning Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Running Through Sunday, November 12, 2017 Directed by Richard Baird.

Solana Beach, CA, September 22, 2017 --( For its second play of Season 36, North Coast Rep is reviving John Steinbeck’s classic drama novella-turned play, "Of Mice And Men." The play electrified the opening night audience at the Music Box Theatre in 1937. Now, eighty years later, the story of these two iconic figures, Lenny and George, continues to be part of our country’s collective imagination – a tale of friendship in a world of solitude that is sustained by illusory dreams. Labeled “a masterpiece” by Time Magazine and “powerfully moving” by the Wall Street Journal, "Of Mice And Men" is must-see theatre for those who treasure timeless, compelling storytelling.

Richard Baird directs: Ted Barton,* J. Stephen Brantley,* Lawrence Brown,* Wallace Bruce, Sierra Jolene, Justin Lang, Max Macke, Nicolas Mongiardo-Cooper,* and Jacob Sidney.* The design team includes Marty Burnett (Scenic Design), Aaron Rumley (Sound Design), Matthew Novotny (Lighting), Elisa Benzoni (Costume Design), and Andrea Gutierrez (Props). Aaron Rumley* is the Stage Manager.

*The actor or stage manager appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. For background information and photos, go to

"Of Mice And Men" previews begin Wednesday, October 18. Opening Night on Saturday, October 21, at 8pm. There will be a special talkback on Friday, October 27, with the cast and artistic director. It will play Wednesdays at 7pm, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm with Sundays at 7pm, through November 12. North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Tickets: Previews- $45, Week Nights - $52; Sat. Eve. & Sun. Mat. $56; Sat.Mat. & Sun Night - $49. Seniors, Students, Military & Educators - $3 off admission. There is also a $20 rush tickets half hour before performance if available. Call 858-481-1055 or visit to purchase tickets.

Around the World in 80 Days launches the New Year (Jan. 10-Feb. 4, 2018). Audiences are taken on an amazing adventure with the fearless Phineas Fogg, who encounters danger, romance and comic surprises. The West Coast premiere of This Random World follows (Feb. 21-Mar.18). Through a swirl of nearly missed connections, the play follows a series of intersecting lives. Warmly humorous and lyrically bittersweet, this play investigates what it is to love, to lose, and be touched by the serendipity of life. Next, British comic genius, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, serves up a fast-paced, funny theatrical meal in How the Other Half Loves (Apr. 11-May 6). His razor-sharp portrayals of three very different marriages promise to leave audiences in stitches. The much-anticipated West Coast premiere of The Father follows (May 30-June 24). A sensation in Paris, London and New York, this award-winning play follows 80-year-old Andre, who has memories of being a tap dancer or an engineer, keeps misplacing his watch, lives in Paris or maybe London, and fears he’s losing control. It promises to be a profoundly moving, and memorable evening of theatre. Closing out Season 36 is a little musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim. The time seems ripe for a smart, hysterically comical revival of a hit Broadway laugh-a-minute show called A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. This timeless musical will bring sheer joy and, infectious high spirits with classic songs like “Comedy Tonight,” “Lovely” and “Everybody Ought to Have A Maid.” Forum runs July 11- August 12, 2018.

About the North Coast Repertory Theatre:

North Coast Repertory Theatre, under the artistic leadership of David Ellenstein since 2003, is a professional Equity theatre founded in 1982 by Olive and Tom Blakistone. Currently celebrating its 36th season, North Coast Rep has received critical acclaim from media and audiences alike, and has evolved into one of the area’s leading performing arts organizations. North Coast Rep prides itself on employing the majority of its actors from Actors’ Equity Association for its high quality, award-winning productions, and staging works by established and emerging playwrights. Throughout its history, North Coast Rep has created a platform where artist and audience thrive through the intimacy of live theatre, recognizing the power of theatre to challenge complacency, revitalize the imagination, nurture the unexpected, and embrace the variety and diversity in our lives.
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