June 14, 2014

Of Mice and Men

Few stories accurately portray the powerful
emotional impact of The Great Depression more than
the classic Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.
Journeyman Theatre Company is proud to be
producing this iconic piece of American literature
at the Just Off Broadway Theatre to provoke and
entice conversations centered around these richly
developed characters and the similarities of our
current "Great Recession" versus the hardened
lessons of history. Journeyman invites the
audience to come see the show opening June 12.

Two drifters, George (played by Lucas T. McVey)
and his friend Lennie (Kevin Bickwermert), with
delusions of living off the "fat of the land,"
have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough
money to buy their own place. Lennie is a man-
child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously
powerful man. It is Lennie's obsession with things
soft and cuddly that have made George cautious
about who the gentle giant, with his brute
strength, associates with. His promise to allow
Lennie to "tend to the rabbits" on their future
land keeps Lennie calm, amidst distractions, as
the overgrown child needs constant reassurance.
But when a ranch boss' promiscuous wife is found
dead in the barn with a broken neck, it's obvious
that Lennie, albeit accidentally, killed her.
George, now worried about his own safety, knows
exactly where Lennie has gone to hide, and he
meets him there. Realizing they can't run away
anymore, George is faced with a moral question:
how should he deal with Lennie before the ranchers
find him and take matters into their own hands.

The Founding Artistic Director of Journeyman
Theatre Company, Gregory Chafin, has taken the
reins as director for Of Mice and Men pulling
together a strong cast. Alongside McVey and
Bickwermert, Kenna Hall plays Curley's Wife as the
sole female character in the production.
Accompanying the cast is Curley (Mike Ducey),
Candy (Rick Holzman), Slim (Jon Engle),
Carlson/Boss (Michael Foster), Whit (John Van
Winkle) and Crooks ( )

Don't miss this literary classic in motion with
its rare Kansas City performance! Steinbeck's
classic Of Mice and Men runs June 12th through the
14th at 7:30 pm and 15th at 2:30pm and the 19th
through 21st at 7:30 pm and Sunday the 22nd at
2:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at
journeymantheatre.com $20.00 for General Admission
and $15.00 Student/Senior Admission.

The Just Off Broadway Theatre is located at 3051
Central Ave. Kansas City Mo 64108
Media Contact: Gregory Chafin-

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