on saturday we took in two shows.
the second was "of mice and men" with James Franco and Chris O'Dowd.
I don't recall having ever read "of mice and men" so the story was new to me. James Franco was good but it was easy to see why Chris O'Dowd received a tony nomination. Not being familiar with the story I had no idea where it was headed but spent the last moments of the play saying "oh, no! George (JF) is gonna shoot Lennie (CO). And he did, but I guess that was in the script.
A powerful production, humorous at times, evoking ever more empathy for Lennie as the play went along.
glad I saw it.