Mother Road
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Friday, Oct. 16 - 7pm
Saturday, Oct. 17 - 1:30pm

Mother Road
By Octavio Solis

In a timely sequel that could take place right here in the Santa Maria Valley, Solis’
Mother Road picks up 90 years after Steinbeck’s masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath. Hard-worn and ailing, William Joad, and young Mexican American migrant farmworker, Martín Jodes, are bound together by a surprising and serendipitous blood knot that holds the keys to their fates and brands them travel partners in an epic journey down the Mother Road.
(Adult Language/Adult Themes)


Stage Manager


Chorus / William Joad

Chorus / Martín Jodes

Stefan Espinosa

Chorus / Roger / Bystander / Will's Father / State Trooper / Ranch Hand

Chorus / Mo

Marilet Martinez

Chorus / Amelia

Sabrina Solorzano

Chorus / James

Chorus / Bystander / Will's Mother / Officer

Chorus / Bystander / Ivy / Officer Hamilton

Chorus / Cook / Ranch Hand

Chorus / Bystander / Alberlardo

Chorus / Ablelardo's Father / Curtis

Jonathan Valerio


*Member, Actors' Equity Association

There will be one 5 minute intermission.

Stay after the reading for a talkback and interview with author Octavio Solis

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Mother Road is produced by special arrangement with Mark Orsini, Bret Adams, Ltd., 448 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

World premiere produced by Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Artistic Director Bill Rauch, Executive Director Cynthia Rider.
Mother Road was produced in a developmental production by Goodman Theatre, Chicago in the New Stages Festival Robert Falls, Artistic Director, Roche Schulfer, Executive Director.

Commissioned by the National Steinbeck Center and first read as part of the National Steinbeck Festival.

The cost per play reading is only $5 per viewer!

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