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John Steinbeck's "The Pastures of Heaven"
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4.0 average rating
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20 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 08 2010

A thoroughly inventive presentation of Steinbeck's saga, with plenty of humor thrown in. Great performances and a fantastic set. The surroundings are stunning and the hooting owls make it hard to believe the freeway is just over the hill.

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0 stars
attended Jun 08 2010

I love the improvements at Cal Shakes, and the wine and cheese tasting were an added bonus. Too bad the adaptation from Steinbeck did not satisfy. I did not care enough about the story to come back after intermission.

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414 reviews
390 stars
attended Jun 08 2010

This was very loooong. It was a bunch of mini-plays all wrapped into one. Some of the sections were really good and well acted. I really liked the actress that played the school teacher and the scenario with the mother and mentally unstable...continued

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Adapted by Octavio Solis

Directed by Jonathan Moscone

Developed in collaboration with Word for Word Performing Arts Company

Based on The Pastures of Heaven by John Steinbeck