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The Canadian College of Performing Arts Year II actors present The Grapes of Wrath, a moving ode to endurance and hope.

“Intense and provocative material like this provide such strong learning opportunities for our performers,” said artistic and education director Darold Roles. “So many of our students will perform on stages across Canada and around the world once they graduate, and this experience gives them a great head start on their careers.”

The Grapes of Wrath is a Tony Award winning play based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by John Steinbeck and adapted by Frank Galati. Director Darcy Evans has put his unique stamp on this compelling production. He was the associate director for Little Women on Broadway and remounted the Broadway staging for the first U.S. national tour. During his seven seasons as an actor and associate director with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, his credits include Dangerous Liaisons (assistant director), To Kill a Mockingbird (associate director), Fuente Ovejuna, The Winter’s Tale, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Fiddler on the Roof, Man of La Mancha, Patience, The Three Musketeers and Hello, Dolly! (associate director).

The show is at the CCPA Performance Hall, 1701 Elgin Rd., tonight (Friday Feb. 22) at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday Feb. 23 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for students and are on sale at the McPherson box office 250-386-6121.

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