When their homestead dries up in the Dust Bowl, the Joads set out for California, overcoming severe hardships in their search for better lives and spiritual rejuvenation. Galati’s adaptation won a Tony Award when it debuted in 1990 at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre. Director Michael Moran explores the paradoxical relationship between family and landscape in his vision of Frank Galati’s adaptation of Steinbeck’s Great American Classic.