Carol and John Steinbeck: No Private Places

Date: 
Tue, 02/25/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Author Susan Shillinglaw
and Actor Taelen Thomas
at Arts in Progress
Museum of Monterey
5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey
Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.
$5 Admission Fee
2 hours free parking at Fisherman's
Wharf lot with local ID

 

 
Arts Habitat Presents
Author Susan Shillinglaw
and Actor Taelen Thomas

at Arts in Progress

 Museum of Monterey

5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey 

Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.

$5 Admission Fee

2 hours free parking at Fisherman's

Wharf lot with local ID

 

Arts Habitat will present author Susan Shillinglaw and actor Taelen Thomas, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, February 25, for an evening of reading and performance entitled  "Carol and John Steinbeck: No Private Places".
 

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event takes place at the auditorium of the Museum of Monterey, 5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey. AIP is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building.

 

Taelen Thomas is a unique entertainer, orator, actor, poet and teacher who brings stories and people to life with a resonant delivery and powerful stage presence.  He has been performing his one-man shows throughout America in theaters, halls, hotels, schools, outdoor gatherings, and private homes since 1970. Thomas'sperformance as John Steinbeck is compelling. It includes the author's upbringing in Salinas, and his colorful

encounters with the real characters of Cannery Row in Monterey.  Taelen's research includes personal interviews with close friends of Steinbeck and Doc Ricketts, resulting in a fascinating portrayal of this very private and fiercely intelligent man. His audience learns the intriguing personal stories behind such great novels as The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men,

Tortilla Flat, and Cannery Row. 

 

Taelen may also touch upon Steinbeck's unforgettable travels across America with his French poodle, Charley.  After experiencing Thomas's portrayal of John Steinbeck, one is indeed reminded why the writer is considered by many to be America's greatest author.

  

Susan Shillinglaw is a Professor of English at San Jose State University and the SJSU President's Scholar for 2012-13. She is also Scholar-in-Residence at the 

National Steinbeck Center in Salinas. For eighteen years, Professor Shillinglaw was Director of the Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University.  She has published widely on Steinbeck, most recentlyCarol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage (University of Nevada Press, 2013) and the forthcoming On Reading The Grapes of Wrath  (Penguin, 2014) as well as A Journey into Steinbeck's California (2006; 2011)