Frank Galati’s groundbreaking stageadaptation of John Steinbeck’s masterpiece of American literature. The powerfulstory of the Joad family and their flight from the dust bowl of Oklahoma asthey travel west in search of the American dream. Desperately proud, but reduced to poverty, the Joads head west forCalifornia, hoping to find a better life. Led by the indomitable Ma Joad,determined to keep the family together, and the young Tom, an ex-convict whogrows weary with the intolerance that they encounter, the family deals withterrible deprivation before reaching the hope they long for. And yet, despitethe suffering that it depicts, the play becomes a soaring and deeply movingaffirmation of the power of the human spirit, of family, community, endurance,sacrifice, and of the essential goodness and strength that—then as now—residein the hearts and minds of men and women. Winner of the Tony Award and OuterCritics Circle Award for Best Play.