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Blue Willow


Director: J. Daniel Herring

Written by: Pamela Sterling

Sponsorship of the production:
This production of "Blue Willow" is sponsored in recognition of the significant contributions and rich heritage of the migrant worker.

Dates: May 6 - 8 and 10 - 14, 2016
(Note: The productions on May 10 and 11, 2016 have already sold out.)

Cast List

Press Release

Preview from the Fresno Bee

Theatre: John Wright Theatre

About the production:
A world premiere, 'Fresno‚Äôs Grapes of Wrath' explores contemporary rural life in the Valley. The play is influenced by "Blue Willow", written by Doris Gates, a long-time librarian in Fresno. The play weaves the past and present voice of the migrant within the Central Valley, from the Great Depression to the Great Recession.

Free tickets for Fresno State Faculty, Staff, and Students:
In collaboration with President Joseph I. Castro, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences, University Theatre is honored to provide all Fresno State Faculty, Staff, and Students a free ticket to our May 7th performance. Tickets will be distributed at the Box Office on a first come, first served, basis. To read more click here.