On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Friends of the Idyllwild Library will present a performance of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men.” Familiar to Idyllwild audiences, Duffy Hudson is bringing Steinbeck’s classic to the Hill. The Friends of the Library feel honored that he again appears.
Many considered Steinbeck, a Nobel Prize-winning author, the best portrayer of the plight of the migrant workers during the Depression era. “Of Mice and Men” rivals his better-known work, “The Grapes of Wrath.”
Published in 1937, “Of Mice and Men” greatly touched many people. Set in the Great Depression, it is a tale of George and Lennie, two migrant workers. The novel was adapted to film, and also to a Broadway play, both of which were critically and popularly acclaimed. In 1992, another film was made featuring John Malkovich, Gary Sinise and Ray Walston.
“Of Mice and Men” is not considered suitable for children under 13 years. Teenagers will be welcome and should enjoy the presentation.
This free program will be held in the Community Room of the Presbyterian Church, 54400 North Circle Drive, and is open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be served at 2 p.m., followed by a very short annual meeting of the Friends of the Library before the program.
Duffy Hudson’s prior performances in Idyllwild include “Einstein,” “A Christmas Carol,” and “Dr. Seuss,” and they have all been exceptional.
For more information, contact the local librarian at (951) 659-2300.