Wanting one more look at John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven? In August, Octavio Solis’ play will be featured at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas as part of the 30th Annual Steinbeck Festival. On Saturday, August 7 at 7:30pm and Sunday, August 8 at 2:30pm, members of the original cast will read selections from the play, and participate in a talkback with the audience.
Each year, hundreds of people from around the globe attend the four-day festival in Salinas, which includes talks, tours, film, and the visual and performing arts. This year, the Festival will explore journeys of all kinds, throughout America and the wide world, through the eyes of John Steinbeck and others. Appearing in the Salinas readings are original cast members from Cal Shakes’ world-premiere production of John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven: Catherine Castellanos (Cleo Banks, Rosa Lopez, Cal Shakes Associate Artist), Rod Gnapp (Pat Humbert, Shark Wicks), Dan Hiatt (John Whiteside, Jakob Stutz, Cal Shakes Associate Artist), Amy Kossow (Miss Martin, Ma Humbert, Word for Word Performing Arts Company member), Charles Shaw Robinson (Bert Munroe, Junius Maltby), Tobie Windham (Tularecito, Manny Munroe), and JoAnne Winter (Maria Lopez, Robbie Maltby, Word for Word Artistic Director).
Tickets to the readings are $10 for member of the National Steinbeck Center, $18 for non-members.
For more information on the Steinbeck Festival, including how to purchase tickets, click here.