Heartland Theatre Company’s
HEARTLAND’S 2013-2014 SEASON IS DEDICATED TO MIKE DOBBINS
- Annual 10-Minute Play Festival
- Earth and Sky by Douglas Post
- Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker
- Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz
- Iron by Rona Munro
All the shows below are listed in chronological order.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.