Allison Olivia Choat directs Moonbox Productions’ staging of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” at the Boston Center for the Arts, Friday through Dec. 22. While the tale has been a staple of high school classes for decades, Choat says the Depression-era story has fresh resonance amid the country’s current troubles. “Unfortunately for our economy, this is a pretty pertinent time for a play about deprivation and want,” Choat says. “We have our own economic crisis, we have our own mini-Dust Bowl. And it’s changed how I think about this play.”
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