Touring production

An epic and lyrical, realistic and visionary one-man show that addresses one of the most devastating migrations of farmers in modern history.

Piccolo Teatro Strehler

In 1936, the San Francisco News asked Steinbeck to investigate the conditions of the labourers who had been driven to California from the central regions of the United States (Oklahoma and Arkansas) rendered barren by sandstorms and drought. Three years later, the American author turned that decisive journalistic, human and political experience into a great work of literature.

“On reading The Grapes of Wrath- explains Trevi - we soon begin to recognise the extraordinary figure of the nameless narrator who pulls the strings of the story. He knows the human heart and the desperation of the forlorn, but he also knows the cause of their destiny, the dynamics of social injustice, the relations between individual history and the natural landscape, technological change and climate uncertainty. In speaking of the most devastating farmers’ migration in modern history, Popolizio brings to life an epic and lyrical, realistic and visionary one-man show that continues to astound for its painful and pressing topicality. The countermelody is entrusted to the kaleidoscope of live sound created by the percussionist Giovanni Lo Cascio”.

Duration: 80 minutes without interval

The Playbill

Piccolo Teatro Strehler, from 8 to 20 June 2021
based on the novel The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
created and voiced by Massimo Popolizio
adapted by Emanuele Trevi
live music by Giovanni Lo Cascio
a Compagnia Umberto Orsini/ Teatro di Roma-Teatro Nazionale production

Stalls full price € 33
Balcony full price € 26

There will be no provision for the sale of subscriptions
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For artistic reasons, access to the auditorium is not permitted once the performance has started.
You may take your seat during any intervals.
Purchased tickets cannot be cancelled or substituted or be used for dates or times which differ from those indicated.

Safety measures for access to performances

  • In order to prevent queues and crowding, we invite spectators to arrive at the venue for the show in advance of the scheduled start time.
  • For access face masks must be worn (or an alternative form of protection approved by the Lombardy Region. Non-medical masks are prohibited). The face mask must be worn for the entire duration of the play. “Courtesy” face masks will be available for spectators who do not have suitable protection. Hands must be sanitised via the dedicated dispensers.
  • Personnel at the entrance will have dedicated thermal scanners for measuring temperature. Spectators with a body temperature equal to or higher than 37.5°C will not be granted access.
  • seats assigned guarantee respect for regulations regarding interpersonal distancing.
  • Spectators are kindly requested to follow the instructions provided by the ushers as well as via audio and visual indications in the venue.


For information on tickets and the use of vouchers for organised groups, please contact the Office for Public Promotion and Cultural Proposals
tel. +39 02.72.333.216
email promozione.pubblico@piccoloteatromilano.it