There are only 2 performances left: THE GRAPES OF WRATH closes tomorrow.
Last night, the cast played to a sold out crowd on ZACH’s intimate Kleberg Stage, and the audience was, once again, simply blown away by the artistry and music from this must-see production. Check out the video put together from the show:
One interesting fact about legendary actor Zachary Scott is that his wife, Elaine Anderson, married John Steinbeck one week after divorcing him.
Zachary met Elaine while studying theater at the University of Texas , and the couple married on his 21st birthday in 1935. Both had successful careers in theater — Zachary became one of the most notorious actors on stage and screen and Elaine broke gender barriers by becoming one of the first female stage managers in theater history.
Fifteen years after their marriage, however, the couple filed for divorce amid a sea of controversy surrounding the marriage. Elaine cited mental cruelty as the reason for the divorce, but it was rumored that she met and fell in love with Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbeck when the couple moved to California.
True or not, the rumors still swirl, and local Austinites are calling the theatre to share their stories about their experiences with the legendary cad of film and his leading lady Elaine.