Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member Eric Simonson, author and director of the troupe’s current show Fake, will direct composer Ricky Ian Gordon’s and librettist Michael Korie’s operatic adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath next March at Carnegie Hall, reports (
_Clark_Ebersole_Gunn_to_Play_Carnegie_Hall_in_2010). Simonson previously directed the opera in its 2007 world premiere at the Minnesota Opera Company, as well as subsequent productions by the Utah Opera and the Pittsburgh Opera.