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John Steinbeck's "The Pastures of Heaven"
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220 reviews
22 stars
attended Jun 08 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed the play, with main characters and families involved in several of the stories. Plenty of humor, wit, major life/death issues, interesting plot lines, excellent acting with the ensemble members playing numerous characters...continued

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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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412 reviews
351 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