Dawson-Boyd Arts Association is proud to welcome back the National Players and its production of The Grapes of Wrath, based on John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, on Sunday, April 23 at 7pm at Memorial Auditorium in Dawson. The Grapes of Wrath chronicles the journey of the Joad Family during the Dust Bowl era as they trek from Oklahoma to California, striving for their own piece of the American dream. A story of perseverance against the odds, National Players’ interpretation of Steinbeck’s Great American Novel showcases diverse people struggling to find meaning in extraordinary circumstances. National Players, based in Olney, Maryland, tours three full productions annually of classic and Shakespearean drama throughout the United States with a troupe of ten actors, offering theatre education and arts integration to hosting communities. This production was adapted by Frank Galati and directed by Colin Hovde. -more- Event sponsors for the Sunday performance of Steinbeck’s classic story are Helen Haverberg and Thrivent Financial – James Heinrich. Coffee from Marc’s on Main will be available in the lobby. Tickets for The Grapes of Wrath are available online at www.dawsonboydarts.org or by calling the box office at 320-312-2311.