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Gabriel Jason Dean's Heartland Begins Performances at InterAct Theatre Company

Tim Moyer, Nazli Sarpkaya, and Yousof Sultani will star in this world premiere, directed by Evren Odcikin.

Tim Moyer, Nazli Sarpkaya, and Yousof Sultani star in Heartland.
(© Angel Gardner)

Performances begin tonight of InterAct Theatre Company's world premiere of Gabriel Jason Dean's Heartland, running through April 21 at the Proscenium Theatre at the Drake, with opening night set for April 3.

Heartland is described as follows: "Dr. Harold Banks, an aging professor of Afghan studies in Nebraska, is reeling after his adopted daughter Getee is killed by the Taliban while delivering foreign aid. When Afghan refugee Nazrullah arrives at his door with an incredible story and carrying Getee's prized books, the two men form an unlikely bond. Each is searching for his own brand of forgiveness, but as their friendship develops, Naz accidentally exposes an unexpected source of Dr. Banks' guilt. How might a CIA propaganda operation over 30 years ago have contributed to Getee's death? Inspired by true events, Heartland is a story of healing, connection, and the devastating unintentional consequences of our actions."

Tim Moyer, Nazli Sarpkaya, and Yousof Sultani star in the production, directed by Evren Odcikin. The creative team will include Dirk Durosette (set designer), Katherine Fritz (costume designer), Michael Kiley (sound designer), Maria Shaplin (lighting designer), and Kat Wheary (properties designer).