The Grapes of Wrath

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The Grapes of Wrath is a play by Terrence Shank, based on the novel of the same name by John Steinbeck.

The original text

The Grapes of Wrath [1] is a novel written by American author John Steinbeck [2], published in 1939.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1986: Staged by PACT Drama under the direction of Terrence Shank at the Alexander Theatre in Johannesburg and at the Pretoria State Theatre. The designers were Shank and Derek Swanepoel, lighting was by Stan Knight and the costume co-ordinator was Bronwen Lovegrove. In the cast were Erica Rogers, Michael McCabe, Sean Taylor, Bruce Alexander, Susan Danford, Dale Cutts and Martin le Maitre as The Family. The Others were James Borthwick, Anthony James, Gina Benjamin, Graham Hopkins, Alan Ashby, Anne Curteis and Alan Swerdlow.


The Grapes of Wrath theatre programme, 1986.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

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