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Reading of 'The Grapes of Wrath' at Red Mountain Library
By: Lily King-Cisneros
01/3/13 10:59 AM

For Release: January 3, 2013
Contact: Lily King-Cisneros
Public Information & Communication Specialist
The Arizona Curriculum Theater (ACT Inc.) will be performing a dramatic reading of John Steinbeck’s American novel “The Grapes of Wrath” at the Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Rd. on Monday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m.

The dramatic reading of Chapter One and Twenty-Five will display digital images from the dust bowl, migrant farmers and the California agriculture where the story takes place.  Musical accompaniment will also give the reading a period feel.  Steinbeck’s novel is set during the Great Depression, and follows the Joad family as they struggle for work during a changing financial and agricultural climate.  The Grapes of Wrath won numerous awards including a Pulitzer Prize and Noble Prize for Steinbeck. 
The reading of “The Grapes of Wrath” is made possible through The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage people to read.  Currently, 78 communities are encouraging literary reading through The Big Read programming from September 2012 through June 2013.
For more information about The Big Read visit: or the Arizona Curriculum Theater:

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