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Particularly in the Heartland ()

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Presented by

World Stage

Director: Rachel Chavkin


Harbourfront Centre Theatre


March 28th, 2007 – April 1st, 2007


Winner of the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe First Award, shortlisted for the Edinburgh Best Writing Award 2006, awarded Best Production Dublin Fringe 2007, Particularly in the Heartland is a fantastical journey into the geographical center of the United States. The three Springer children are orphaned after what might be a tornado or an alien invasion or the Rapture itself. One by one three visitors arrive: an alien in possession of the body of a dead pregnant teenage girl, an East Coast business woman named Dorothy whose plane has crashed in the cornfields, and the ghost of 1968 democratic presidential hopeful and liberal icon Robert F. Kennedy. A year passes and a new American family is forged in eggs and flour, music and magic.

Particularly in the Heartland is a play about losing sight of America and trying to fall back in love with it. (


Frank Boyd Todd Springer
Jill Frutkin Tracy Jo
Libby King Sarah Springer
Jake Margolin Robert F. Kennedy
Kristen Sieh Anna Springer
Lucy Kendrick Smith Dorthy

Creative Team

Rachel Chavkin Director
Nick Vaguhan Set Designer
Jake Heinrichs Lighting Designer
Matt Hubbs Sound Designer
Kristen Sieh Costume Designer
Stephanie Douglass Dramaturge
Chantal Pavageaux Dramaturge


Dave Polato Stage Manager


Malcolm Harris Technical Director
Patrick Hales Head Electrician
Sam Shaw Audio Engineer
Shannon Phipps Head Carpenter