Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, 1980s
Settings Of Play - A small midwestern town on the front porch of a simple, modest lower middle class house.
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Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
We are on the front porch of Earl's house in a small mid western town. It is evening, and senseless death is on the rampage. That day, several upstanding citizens have been murdered by a psychopath on the loose, and Earl is determined to do something about it. Earl is a macho fool, one of life's losers, and he sees this as an opportunity to restore some of his lost status in the community. What he does not see is that the psycho may be closer to home than he could ever imagine. A success on Broadway, Heartland works both as a psychological drama and as an engrossing murder mystery.
"A writer who undeniably has the authentic touch of the playwright. . . . Strongly patterned and envisaged . . . honestly gripping psychological thriller." - New York Post
HEARTLAND was first presented at the Century Theater in New York on February 23, 1981. Directed by Art Wolff.