Tobacco Road by Jack Kirkland

Dec 31, 2012

tobaccoharvest-1In tandem with the February opening of The Grapes of Wrath, A Noise Within is offering a free, one-night-only reading of Jack Kirkland’s Tobacco Road, which is based on the novel by Erskine Caldwell.

This Depression-era Broadway blockbuster, which exposes the South’s social and racial injustices with biting satirical humor, portrays an ignorant, dysfunctional and hardscrabble family of Georgia sharecroppers whose spirits are as depleted as the soil in which they toil. 

Family patriarch Jeeter Lester and his clan are caught up in the excesses of evangelism and the dark side of lust as they strive just to survive the devastation of poverty.

The reading is directed by Apollo Dukakis and features ANW resident artists.

Reading of Tobacco Road by Jack Kirkland
Tuesday, Jan. 8th, 7 p.m.
A Noise Within, 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena 91107
Free to the public, though reservations are recommended: 626.356.3127

Tobacco Road; photo by J.C. Findley

Tobacco Road; photo by J.C. Findley



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