CMU School of Drama

Monday, December 26, 2016

An Oral History of Steppenwolf’s ‘The Grapes of Wrath’

AMERICAN THEATRE: The journey of bringing the theatrical production The Grapes of Wrath to the stage in many ways mirrored the Joads’ struggles at the heart of the original story. When the Steppenwolf ensemble set out to realize this conquest, they could not possibly have surmised the enormity of the task that they had laid out for themselves, or the shared devotion that it would take to move this play through a lengthy development process from the original run in Chicago to the eventual triumph on Broadway.

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