This Season

Heartland Theatre Company’s

2014-2015 Season

 

Non-Season Shows

 

To see show times for the current production, click here. For Flex Pass information, click here.

All the shows below are listed in chronological order.

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2014 Annual 10-Minute Play Festival: “FOWL PLAYS”

SPONSORED BY DEANNA FRAUTSCHI & ALAN BEDELL

Plays that fly high. Plays that rule the roost. Heartland’s annual 10-minute Play Festival features eight winning plays inspired by our avian friends. Real birds, fake birds, crows, ducks, pigeons, parrots, maybe even an eagle or two… This year, in honor of our longtime sponsor and wonderful bird and wildlife photographer Deanna Frautschi, our 10-minute plays are for the birds! [General Audiences]

Performances: June 5, 6 and 7; 12, 13, 14 and 15; 19, 20, 21 and 22; and 26, 27, 28, 29 – 2014 

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Young at Heartland Summer 2014 Showcases

Join us to support Heartland’s senior acting program.  Enjoy our talented, active seniors strut their stuff in performance of scenes and original plays on Heartland’s stage!  (Sarah Salazar and Kathleen Kirk, Instructors; Ann B. White, Program Director) [General Audiences]

Performances: Friday, June 20 at 1:00 PM and Wednesday, June 25 at 7:30 PM – 2014 (Donation at the door. Performance at Heartland Theatre Company.)

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The Mike Dobbins Memorial

NEW PLAYS FROM THE HEARTLAND: ONE-ACT PLAYS BY MIDWEST PLAYWRIGHTS

Directed by DON LACASSE

DRAMATURGY BY KATHLEEN KIRK

Sponsored by Paul & Sandra Harmon

Named after Mike Dobbins, our New Plays from the Heartland presents three winning one-act plays July 18, 19 and 20, with the theme, “Escape.” Guest Playwright Scott Klavan, New York City playwright, director and actor conducts a public forum on playwriting on Thursday, July 17.  Kathleen Kirk serves as dramaturg for the project, with Don LaCasse directing the staged readings presented on the 18th, 19th and 20th. Funded by the Town of Normal Harmon Arts Grant and Sponsors Paul and Sandra Harmon. [General Audiences]

Playwright’s Forum Open to the Public: July 17 – 2014

Performances: July 18, 19, 20 – 2014

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THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE by Julia Cho

Directed by KATHLEEN KIRK

SPONSORED BY MYRA & GEORGE GORDON

George has devoted his life to lost languages, but his wife Mary may leave him because she just can’t find the words to tell him what is in her heart, and two visitors to his archive, the last speakers of a language on the verge of extinction, refuse to speak to each other.  This “wryly beguiling new play” is about language, love and the lapses between the two. [Mature Themes/ Mature Language]

Performances: September 11, 12 and 13; 18, 19, 20 and 21; 25, 26, 27 and 28 – 2014

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FALLING by Deanna Jent

DIRECTED BY lori adams

sponsored by angie & frank hoffman

How do you love someone who is very difficult to love? Playwright and IWU alum Deanna Jent has called Falling “a day in the life of a ‘typical’ family who are caring for a teenage son with severe autism.” As Josh gets older and bigger, his parents struggle to handle him. ISU’s Lori Adams, who directed this heartbreaking family drama in sold-out, award-winning runs in St. Louis and New York, now brings Falling home to Heartland. [Mature Themes/Mature Language]

Performances: November 6, 7 and 8; 13, 14, 15 and 16; 20, 21, 22 and 23 – 2014 

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HEROES by Gerald Sibleyras. Translated by Tom Stoppard.

Directed by John Ficca

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 [REPLACES PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED PLAY]

Three aging veterans spend their autumn years on the terrace of a retirement home, dreaming up plans to get themselves to Indochina. Or maybe just to the other side of the garden gate. A lot of things have changed since their war days, but their sense of humor and heroic spirits are still working just fine. “Hilarious and moving…achingly funny and piercingly sad.” [Mature Themes/Mature Language]

Performances:  February 12, 13 and 14; 19, 20, 21 and 22; 26, 27, 28 and March 1 – 2015

 

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DIRECTED BY dON lACASSE

sponsored by JAN ELFLINE & DRAKE ZIMMERMAN

A classic of the American stage, The Glass Menagerie looks inside the suffocating St. Louis home of Amanda Wingfield, a former Southern belle whose life has left her marooned with two children she despairs of understanding. Tom, our narrator, wants only to be free, but his sister Laura, fragile and vulnerable, is tethered to their home through the small glass animals she has collected. Connie de Veer stars as Amanda in director Don LaCasse’s Heartland Theatre production. [Mature Themes/Mature Language]

Performances:  April 9, 10 and 11; 16, 17, 18 and 19; 23, 24, 25 and 26 – 2015 

Flex Passes were available for sale beginning May 5, 2014. 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) Once the first show of the season is over, Flex Passes can be purchased for $75 per set, no discounts for Seniors after June 29th, 2014.