Reviews

What the critics say: 

“Theatre that goes straight to the heart”

For a list of directors, cast, and staff of a show, click here.


2019 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL: THE LIBRARY
June 2019 – Marcia Weiss for The Pantagraph


TABLE MANNERS by Alan Ayckbourn
April 2019 – Marcia Weiss for The Pantagraph


MARJORIE PRIME by Jordan Harrison
February 2019 – Patricia Stiller for The Pantagraph


A DOLL’S HOUSE by Henrik Ibsen
November 2018 – Marcia Weiss for The Pantagraph


STELLA AND LOU by Bruce Graham
September 2018 – Marcia Weiss for The Pantagraph


FLOYD COLLINS Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel, Book and Additional Lyrics by Tina Landau
April 2018 – Marcia Weiss for The Pantagraph


PHOTOGRAPH 51 by Anna Ziegler
April 2017 – Patricia Stiller for The Pantagraph


SONS OF THE PROPHET by Stephen Karam
February 2017 – Patricia Stiller for The Pantagraph


THE HOMECOMING by Harold Pinter
November 2016 – Patrica Stiller for The Pantagraph


FIGHTING WORDS by Sunil Kuruvilla
September 2016 – Nancy Steele Brokaw for The Pantagraph


2016 10-Minute Play Festival: THE ART GALLERY
June 2016 – Patricia Stiller for The Pantagraph


LOVE LETTERS by A.R. Gurney
April 2016 – Marcia Weiss for The Pantagraph


CLYBOURNE PARK by Bruce Norris
February 2016 – Patricia Stiller for The Pantagraph


INTIMATE APPAREL by Lynn Nottage
November 2015 – Nancy Steele Brokaw for The Pantagraph


TRIBES by Nina Raine
September 2015 – Marcia Weiss for The Pantagraph


2015 10-Minute Play Festival: CLASS REUNION
June 2015 – Patricia Stiller for The Pantagraph


THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams
April 2015 – Nancy Steele Brokaw for The Pantagraph


HEROES by Gerald Sibleyras, translated by Tom Stoppard
February 2015


FALLING by Deanna Jent
November 2014 – Nancy Steele Brokaw for The Pantagraph


THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE by Julia Cho
September 2014

10-Minute Play Festival: FOWL PLAYS
June 2014 – Marcia Weiss for The Pantagraph


TIME STANDS STILL, by Donald Margulies
February/March 2013

ACTORS MAKE ‘TIME’ A MOVING EXPERIENCE

“Director Sanda Zielinski’s ability to get powerful performances out of her casts in nothing short of remarkable. Harold Chapman as Richard is sympathetic and endearing. As James, Dave Krostal’s performance is layered, rich and marvelous. Cristen Susong portrays the damaged Sarah, the center of the play’s universe, and her dynamic gut-wrenching performance is one not to be missed.”

Marcia Weiss, Bloomington Pantagraph, February 19, 2013


SIRENS, by Deborah Zoe Laufer
November 2011

HEED THE CALL OF “SIRENS”

“If you are a list-maker, I would strongly recommend placing the experience of Heartland Theatre’s SIRENS somewhere near the top of your ‘to-dos.’ Directed by Ron Emmons, SIRENS is a delightfully whimsical exploration of life and its passions.”

Patricia S. Stiller, Bloomington Pantagraph, November 10, 2011


THE DIVINERS, by Jim Leonard, Jr.
September 2011

BEAUTIFUL “DIVINERS FINDS PEACE FOR THE LOST

“By the time ‘The Diviners’ thunders toward its riveting, unforgettably staged conclusion, many of life’s great questions have been posed.”

Nancy Brokaw, Bloomington Pantagraph, September 14, 2011


SOUTHERN COMFORTS, by Kathleen Clark
February 2010

HEARTLAND AT THE TOP OF ITS GAME WITH “SOUTHERN COMFORTS”

“Continuing to hold onto its mission of ‘exploring the human condition’ by calling attention to the one experience we all have in common (being human), the company hits one out of the park with the touching, comic romance ‘Southern Comforts.’”

Patricia S. Stiller, Bloomington Pantagraph, February 24, 2010


RABBIT HOLE, by David Lindsay-Abaire
February 2009

HEARTLAND ACTORS FULLY CAPTURED FEELING IN PRIZE-WINNING “RABBIT HOLE”

“’Rabbit Hole,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play currently on stage at Heartland Theatre, is a lean-forward-in-your-seat kind of show. There’s not a word to be missed in this beautifully written play by David Lindsay-Abaire, skillfully directed here by Cyndee Brown.”

Nancy Brokaw, Bloomington Pantagraph, February 24, 2009


BEAST ON THE MOON, by Richard Kalinoski
October 2004

“BEAST” A MOVING EXPERIENCE

“This evening I attended a performance of Richard Kalinoski’s ‘Beast on the Moon’ at Heartland Theatre Company, and I was so deeply moved by every component — the story, the interpretation, the performances and the presentation — that I am uncharacteristically at a loss for words.

“Perhaps Heartland’s artistic director Mike Dobbins said it best when he introduced what he called ‘the very best of theater.'”

Patricia S. Stiller, Bloomington Pantagraph, October 19, 2004