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A fresh approach to getting Steinbeck

McComas to revisit the famed author's message, characters in UU Fellowship performance

3:15 PM, Aug. 27, 2013
Watched by a photograph of iconic American author John Steinbeck, Paul McComas is shown playing the Bruce Springsteen song 'The Ghost of Tom Joad' in a recent performance of his 'Scribe of Social Conscience: Steinbeck Plus Seventy-Five' at Marquette University in Milwaukee. McComas brings his performance-based look at Steinbeck's work to Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County Aug. 31.
Watched by a photograph of iconic American author John Steinbeck, Paul McComas is shown playing the Bruce Springsteen song 'The Ghost of Tom Joad' in a recent performance of his 'Scribe of Social Conscience: Steinbeck Plus Seventy-Five' at Marquette University in Milwaukee. McComas brings his performance-based look at Steinbeck's work to Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County Aug. 31.
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Most of us might remember discovering John Steinbeck's work between algebra and gym class, when our high school English teacher assigned one of his novels to read. But Wisconsin native Paul McComas recalls coming across the American author's book "Of Mice and Men" in a much more appealing way.

"I was a big monster movie fan and I loved 'The Wolf Man,' played by Lon Chaney, Jr.," McComas said. "I was 11 when I started a Lon Chaney Jr. fan club. I read that Chaney also played Lenny in 'Of Mice and Men.' So I found my way to the movie version of 'Of Mice and Men' and then went to Steinbeck's novel. I was ...

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