Already closed | 1h 30m | West Orange

Heartland

About the show

Luna Stage presents a magical new play about family, grace, and the consequences of defending an American Empire. More…

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.

1h 30m | Already closed | Luna Stage Company (West Orange)

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April 9th, 2019
“In a world where war is rampant and people take no prisoners, concepts like absolution and compassion seem far-fetched. But in 'Heartland', there are no grudges held or swords to bear or language barrier insurmountable. Only love. In Dean's endearing play 'Heartland', Kreith directs this heartfe...
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April 16th, 2019
"Under the direction of Ari Laura Kreith, the play features strong performances of considerable range...'Heartland' is a two-hour family drama that is also a two-hour political critique, and a two-hour lesson in religious awareness and diversity. That’s a lot. But the Luna team succeeds in guidin...
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April 25th, 2019
"It’s a topical drama, but Dean refuses to simplify, creating a rich tale of three people caught up in political, social and religious forces beyond their control....That’s a lot of raw material to pack into a one-act play, but Dean, the actors and director Ari Laura Kreith make every word count....
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April 13th, 2019
"Luna Stage’s artistic director Ari Laura Kreith helms her talented cast with skill, avoiding the temptation to go for the histrionic in favor of a more personal, and thus more affecting, depiction of the story...It is a privilege to watch fine actors at work in such a well written and well direc...
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