2016-2017 Season


Heartland Theatre Company announces its new season beginning June 2016 running through April 2017. The season kicks off with Heartland’s popular Annual 10-Minute Play Festival opening June 2,  2016, running through June 25th, 2017. Each show this season closes with two shows on the final Saturday, a matinee and an evening performance.

THE ART GALLERY: Annual 10-Minute Play Festival

June 2, 3, 4 and 9, 10, 11 and 16, 17, 18 and 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 pm – 2016

Sunday, June 12 and Saturday, June 25 at 2:00 pm

Directed by ron Emmons, CRISTEN MONSON, ROB GOODE & CONNIE CHOJNACKI BLICK, and overall director rhys lovell

In any given ART GALLERY, you may run into old masters, new masters, pop art, papier-mâché, maybe even something unexpected, something that completely changes the way you see the world. Artists, critics and patrons may not agree on what’s worth bidding on, oohing and ahhing over, winning a prize, or even calling art in the first place, but that’s where the fun starts. And who knows? You may find you’re part of the installation in Heartland Theatre’s ART GALLERY 10-Minute Play Festival. [Mature Content]


FIGHTING WORDS by Sunil Kuruvilla

September 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17 and 22, 23, 24 at 7:30 pm – 2016

Sunday, September 18 and Saturday, September 24 at 2:00 pm

In September, 1980, three women in the tiny Welsh village of Merthyr Tydfil wait, worry and watch, pinning their hopes and dreams on a bantamweight boxer named Johnny Owen, who has traveled all the way from Wales to Los Angeles to fight for a world championship. Every man in town who could scrape up the money is in California with their favorite son, but sisters Peg and Nia and their landlady Mrs. Davies are left behind. To pass the time before the bout is on television, they bake, they talk – and they fight – about their futures and fears and how they live their lives in this sorrowful mining town. [Mature Content]


THE HOMECOMING by Harold Pinter

November 3, 4, 5 and 10, 11, 12 and 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 pm – 2016

Sunday, November 13 and Saturday, November 19 at 2:00 pm


Like many of Harold Pinter’s plays, The Homecoming begins with a seemingly innocuous event. Teddy, a philosophy professor who’s been living in America, brings his wife Ruth to his father’s home in North London to introduce her to his family. Teddy may work in an ivory tower, but the home he is returning to is somewhere harsher and darker. His dad was a butcher, his uncle is a chauffeur, one brother is in demolition, and the other is a vicious pimp. Given all of that, it should come as no surprise when menace, bitterness and violence bubble under the surface of this venomous family reunion. Winner of the 1967 Tony Award for Best Play. [Mature Content. Strong Language]


SONS OF THE PROPHET by Stephen Karam

February 9, 10, 11 and 16, 17, 18 and 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 pm – 2017

Sunday, February 19 and Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 pm


Family legend says that brothers Joseph and Charles Douaihy are distantly related to Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet. Through a series of odd misfortunes and accidents, the family has suffered recently – their father died, Uncle Bill is getting trickier to handle, and Joseph is feeling mysterious pains he can’t explain. But if Joseph is willing to trade on the Prophet connection, he might just be able to sell a book, get health insurance, and keep the Douiahy family alive. At New York’s Roundabout Theatre, Sons of the Prophet was called “the funniest play about human suffering you’re likely to see.” [Mature Content]


PHOTOGRAPH 51 by Anna Ziegler

April 6, 7, 8 and 13, 14, 15 and 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 pm – 2017

Sunday, April 16 and Saturday, April 22 at 2:00 pm


Dr. Rosalind Franklin was one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century, one whose expertise with X-rays put her ahead of the pack when it came to solving the mysteries of human DNA. But Dr. Franklin was a woman. A chilly, fiercely independent woman who did not suffer fools gladly. And her colleagues and rivals did not appreciate much about her. When it came time to hand out Nobel Prizes for the discovery of the double helix, Dr. Franklin’s name was nowhere to be found. Photograph 51 is a funny and moving portrait of the life and career of Rosalind Franklin, a woman way ahead of her time. [General Audiences]



Flex Passes for our 2016-2017 season go on sale late April, 2016. Order packets will be mailed out by first week of May.  If you want to receive one in the mail, and are not currently on our mailing list receiving postcards, please email your request to boxoffice@heartlandtheatre.org. Flex Pass sets include 6 passes to use any way you like during the season ($60 for Seniors and $75 for those under 65 years of age) After June 2, 2015, All Flex Pass sets are $75 with no senior discount.

Play selections and calendar are subject to change. Circumstances beyond our control may affect selections and schedules. Please check our website.