HEARTLAND, a play on German American Internment, Premieres at MiraCosta College

November 2008—

MiraCosta College Theatre Presents World Premiere Award Winning Play*

Heartland

heartland

By Anita Yellin Simons & Lauren Simon

Based on true stories of German-American families during WWII, Heartland explores what can happen when fear and prejudice pit neighbor against neighbor in times of war. After the family patriarch dies, a widow and her children struggle to make ends meet on a small Wisconsin dairy farm. A government offer to send two Prisoners of War to help on the farm seems like an answer to the family’s prayers, but their arrival causes changes no one had anticipated.

 

Directed by Eric Bishop

Based on true stories of German-American families during WWII, Heartland explores what can happen when fear and prejudice pit neighbor against neighbor in times of war. After the family patriarch dies, a widow and her children struggle to make ends meet on a small Wisconsin dairy farm. A government offer to send two Prisoners of War to help on the farm seems like an answer to the family’s prayers, but their arrival causes changes no one had anticipated.

November 13-16 and 21-23, 2008
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 7:30 pm

Sunday @ 2:00 pm

MiraCosta College Theater

www.miracosta.edu

1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside

Box Office: 760-795-6815

www.lojosimon.com

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Winner of Dayton Playhouse FutureFest 2008. Tony-winning director Marshall Mason said of Heartland, it is “a compelling story… well-structured [with] a large cast of diverse, complex characters and excellent dialogue.”