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'Mother Road' -- PCPA

Severson Theatre

870 S College Dr
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Octavio Solis’ visionary play, inspired by John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, picks up 90 years after Steinbeck’s masterpiece. This timely sequel takes us on a journey of highway and heart that could easily begin right here in the Santa Maria Valley. Hard-worn and ailing, William Joad (last remaining cousin to Tom Joad of Steinbeck’s story), seeks and finds young Mexican-American migrant farmworker, Martín Jodes. They are bound together by a surprising and serendipitous blood knot that holds the keys to their fates, and brands them travel partners in an epic journey down the Mother Road -- " the literal Route 66 and the figurative root of their shared legacy" -- as they both find a way home.