Heartland by Gabriel Jason Dean
A REGIONAL PREMIERE
APRIL 4 - MAY 5
Directed by Ari Laura Kreith
Cast: Brian Corrigan, Lipica Shah, Kareem Badr
Set Design: Jen Price Fick
Lighting Design: Jen Fok
Costume Design: Deborah Caney
Sound Design: Megan Culley Nazrullah
Fight Director: Dan O'Driscoll
Stage Manager: Philip Esposito
Production Manager: Liz Cesario
A young mathematician carrying a copy of The Old Man and the Sea travels from Afghanistan to Omaha, and arrives on the doorstep of retired literature professor Dr. Harold Banks. Across the world in Maidan Shar, Harold's adopted daughter teaches The Diary of Anne Frank and finds herself unexpectedly in love. Heartland is a magical new play about family, grace, and the consequences of defending an American Empire.
"The one word that best describes Heartland, currently at the Luna Stage... is ambitious. Its numerous themes are carried valiantly on the shoulders of three excellent actors. "
- Charles Gruber