The Western Stage produced a full length production of “The Pastures of Heaven” on their main stage in 2012. Excerpts from it were restaged on the Marks Ranch in the actual Pastures of Heaven in 2013 and 2014.
Joyful eccentric Junius Malby (Heyer) with Salinas school teacher Molly Morgan (Kelly Yarborough) in The Pastures of Heaven adapted by Octavio Solis at The Western Stage in Salinas. 2012 photo by Richard Green.
Burt Monroe (Heyer) drives with wife (Nancy Bernhard, JTH’s wife for the first time playing his wife), musicians Don Dally and Tom Kiatta behind in The Pastures of Heaven adapted by Octavio Solis at The Western Stage in Salinas. 2012 photo by Richard Green.
Note from playwright Octavio Solis
Burt Monroe (Heyer) with wife (Angel Dratz) in The Pastures of Heaven, The Western Stage 2013. The section of the play based on the historical Marks Ranch was enacted on the actual Marks Ranch.
Junius Maltby (JTH) in “The Pastures of Heaven” on the Marks Ranch TWS 2012
Molly Morgan (Teresa McKillop) and father (JTHeyer) as memory/fantasy, Molly Morgan in The Pastures of Heaven, Mac and Ava Motion Pictures, 1991.