This Season

Heartland Theatre Company’s
2013-2014 Season

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HEARTLAND’S 2013-2014 SEASON IS DEDICATED TO MIKE DOBBINS

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.

iStock_000005275243webslider_edited-22013 Annual 10-Minute Play Festival: “THE PACKAGE”

SPONSORED BY DEANNA FRAUTSCHI & ALAN BEDELL

Packages have been used as McGuffins in more plays, movies and TV shows than you can fit inside the largest box UPS will deliver. But it’s what’s inside the parcel that counts, whether it’s mysterious microfilm, memories of the past, the key to your heart, an urn full of ashes, a dangerous snake or somebody else’s cheesecake. There’s plenty of dramatic potential inside every package!

Performances: June 6-9, 13-15, 20-23 and 27-30, 2013

 

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Young at Heartland Summer 2013 Showcase June 28 at 1 pm

Join us to support Heartland’s senior acting program. Enjoy watching 24 senior actors strut their stuff on stage. This year’s theme for the showcase is “Life’s Packages.” Through selected scenes, our Young at Heartland members explore the many opportunities that life can bring with scenes written by members over the past ten years of Young at Heartland.

Donation at the door. Performance at Heartland Theatre Company.

June 28, 2013

[General Audiences]

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THE AHA MOMENT : New Plays from the Heartland

Directed by Mike Dobbins

Sponsored by Paul and Sandra Harmon

Staged readings of three winning plays will take place Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, July 14 at 2:00 pm. Suggested $5 Donation at the door. Open Forum — open to the public — with Guest Playwright Mary Ruth Clarke, a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists Guild, is at 7:30 pm. on July 11. Winning new plays, selected from submissions from 9 Midwestern States, with the theme “The AHA Moment” are presented.

Performances July 12, 13 and 14, 2013

[General Audiences]

 

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EARTH AND SKY by Douglas Post

Directed by Don Lacasse

Sponsored by Joan Moore-Semlak and William D. Semlak

Doug Post’s neo-noir thriller opens when Sara McKeon, a “would-be poet and part-time librarian” is told that her lover, David, has been killed while involved in terrible crimes. How can she believe what the police are telling her? How can she not? EARTH AND SKY will keep you on the edge of your seat as it vaults from love to betrayal, from mystery to deception, from truth to lies.

Performances: September 12-14, 19-22, and 26-29, 2013

[General Audiences]

 

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CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION by Annie Baker

DIRECTED BY CYNDEE BROWN

Sponsored by D. Ann Jones and Morton Thompson

When four very different people enroll in Marty’s Adult Drama class at a small-town community center in Vermont, they are assigned simple theatre games, and through those games, they begin to connect with each other and with themselves. There’s warmth and humor as well as all kinds of insight in this lovely piece from Annie Baker, one of the brightest new lights in playwriting. CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION was chosen as one of the Best Plays of 2010.

Performances: November 7-9, 14-17 and 21-24, 2013

 

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SPONSORED BY lAURA & KEN BERK

DIRECTED BY SANDRA ZIELINSKI

The wealthy Wyeths of Palm Springs enjoy access to the highest levels of American life. But then daughter Brooke comes home with the tell-all book she’s written about the family’s murky secrets. Baitz is a specialist when it comes to dysfunctional families, and OTHER DESERT CITIES, a nominee for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize, is one of the best.

Performances: February 20-22 and 27-28, March 1-2 and 6-9, 2014

 

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IRON by Rona Munro

Fay has spent the last 15 years in prison for murdering her husband. When her daughter Josie visits for the first time after all these years, she wants to know why it happened, what he did, what her mum did. She can’t even remember what her dad looked like. But there are no easy answers in Munro’s wrenching look at the justice and injustice in crime and punishment.

Performances: April 17-19 and 24-27 and May 1-4, 2014

Flex Passes were available for sale beginning April 30, 2013. 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 30th.