Grapes of Wrath, The

Genre: Full cast audio drama

Grapes of Wrath, The

Performed by:
Emily Bergl

Featured title on PBS's The Great American Read in 2018 Set during the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath tells the powerful story of the Joad family’s trek from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the promise of a new life in California. But what they find threatens to rip apart their lives, and sever the ties that bind them together. A heart-wrenching full-cast adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Steinbeck and a 1990 Tony Award® Winner for Best Play, Frank Galati’s play finds its timeless heart in the generous spirit of the common man. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring: Shirley Knight as Ma JoadJeffrey Donovan as Tom JoadEmily Bergl as Rose of SharonMichael Buie as Connie/OthersDaniel Chacón as Al JoadMaurice Chasse as Deputy Sheriff/OthersShannon Cochran as Mrs. Wainwright/Elizabeth SandryTrista Delamere as 2nd Narrator/Al’s GirlFrancis Guinan as Jim CasyCharlie Matthes as Willy/Gas Station Attendant/Hooper Ranch GuardRod McLachlan as Uncle JohnRobert Pescovitz as Pa JoadJoel Rafael as Car Salesman/Man with GuitarStephen Ramsey as 1st Narrator/OthersNicholas Sadler as Agricultural Officer/OthersAndy Taylor as Gas Station Owner/Floyd Knowles/Camp Director/OthersTodd Waring as Hooper Ranch Bookkeeper/OthersFredd Wayne as Grampa/Mayor of Hooverville/Camp GuardMichael Weston as Noah Joad/OthersKate Williamson as Gramma/Others Live music performed by the Joel Rafael Band. Adapted by Frank Galati. Directed by Richard Masur. Recorded before a live audience.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 2 hours
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