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Ryan Brock (left) and Jesse R. Gephart star as George and Lennie in "Of Mice and Men"

Jesse Gephart Dazzles as Director and Co-star of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” at Theatre in the Park

Undaunted by the dual challenge of staging 1962 Nobel Laureate John Steinbeck’s Depression-era drama, “Of Mice and Men,” while co-starring in it as circa 1937 migrant worker Lennie Small, popular Triangle actor and director Jesse R. Gephart scores a double triumph in Theatre in the Park‘s 2011-12 powerful season-opener.

Ryan Brock (left) and Jesse R. Gephart star as George and Lennie

TIP Opens Its 2011-12 Season with “Of Mice and Men”

“It’s … a major challenge directing a show that I’m also acting in,” TIP guest director Jesse R. Gephart confesses. “It’s the first time I’ve done anything like that, and thankfully I’ve had my long-time friend Maggie Rasnick at my side as my assistant director, helping mold and shape the show.”