The Grapes of Wrath is playing tonight, Friday, December 6th at 8:00pm, Saturday, December 7th at 8:00pm, and Sunday, December 8th at 2:00pm at the Power Center. SMTD will show the heart-wrenching story of the Joad family, a group forced to leave their home in the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma in search of jobs and a better life. Instead of finding it, they struggle to be welcomed anywhere and even to survive. Don’t be too turned off by the dismalness, though–I’ve heard it’s also an uplifting ode to courage and resolve! With climate change and poverty combining and beginning to force people to move today, it’s a fitting time to think about the challenges and values brought up in John Steinbeck’s famous novel.
You can find information about tickets here: https://tickets.smtd.umich.edu/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=4478.