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ABAC Performance Series Presents ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ February 2

January 26, 2017

The Olney Theatre Center’s National Players will perform John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” at 7 p.m. on Feb. 2 in Howard Auditorium on the campus of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.  The play is a part of the 2016-2017 ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series.

In the play, Tom Joad returns home from prison to find his family farm in ruins.  The family leaves the Dust Bowl of Oklahoma behind for a better life in sunny California.  During their trip, the Joads discover others on the same path, all striving for their own piece of the American dream.  Steinbeck’s Great American Novel is one of perseverance against all odds.

One of two state theatres in Maryland, Olney Theatre Center features the National Players who produce and present extraordinary theatre and performances on the Center’s four-theatre campus for a diverse set of audiences in the local community with the purpose of educating the next generation of theatre-makers.  It offers a varying array of professional productions year-round that enrich, nurture and challenge a broad range of artists, audiences and students.

Other performances in the ABAC series include pianist Read Gainsford on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in Howard Auditorium, the Albany Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m. on March 26 at the Tift County High School Performing Arts Center, and trumpet player Terell Stafford on April 20 at 7 p.m. in Howard Auditorium.

Individual tickets for each event are $20 for adults and $10 each for students under 18 years of age. Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at (229) 391-4895.

“The Grapes of Wrath” performance is supported in part by the Stafford Fine Arts Endowment and Tift Regional Medical Systems.  ABAC Presents! is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency-the National Endowment for the Arts.
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