Reviews

The critics agree…

THEATRE AT HEARTLAND GOES STRAIGHT TO THE HEART

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 northing 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