Heart of the City

Heart of the City
by Eric Lane

Productions (10)
  • Drama/Comedy
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m (6-18 actors possible: 3-8 f, 3-10 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Minimal set. Can be performed with two chairs and two benches.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-590-2

Heart of the City
by Eric Lane

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Productions (10)
  • Drama/Comedy
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m (6-18 actors possible: 3-8 f, 3-10 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Minimal set. Can be performed with two chairs and two benches.

A mismatched romance on a Brooklyn subway, an unexpected date, a couple struggling to have a baby, an artist re-discovering his passion: these stories and more are artfully woven together to create a tapestry of humor, love, sorrow, and romance. Through a series of short scenes, Heart of the City is a valentine to the joys and challenges of contemporary life that will take you on a dazzling ride through the trials and triumphs of the heart.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

A mismatched romance on a Brooklyn subway, an unexpected date, a couple struggling to have a baby, an artist re-discovering his passion: these stories and more are artfully woven together to create a tapestry of humor, love, sorrow, and romance. Through a series of short scenes, Heart of the City is a valentine to the joys and challenges of contemporary life that will take you on a dazzling ride through the trials and triumphs of the heart.

  • Drama/Comedy
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m (6-18 actors possible: 3-8 f, 3-10 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Minimal set. Can be performed with two chairs and two benches.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-590-2

Published Reviews

"Buoyed by its palpably benign worldview. Unlike many social mosaics, it does not, for once, amount to a blunt condemnation of urban existence. How refreshing."

Andy Webster, The New York Times

"There are moments of insight, compassion, and wisdom -- and they're all illuminated by the energetic cast."

TheaterMania

"Eric Lane writes a play like a magic lantern; Ingmar Bergman's magic lantern. Real people crisscross everywhere, like beating hearts, behind the characters in Heart of the City. The whole play jolts into life, like an unforeseen synthesizing burst of electricity."

Jerry Tallmer, The Villager (New York)

Production History

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JUN 09, 2017 - JUN 17, 2017
Pier One Theatre, Inc.
Homer, AK United States
Pier One Theatre, Inc. Homer, AK United States
NOV 08, 2016 - NOV 18, 2016
Redwood High School
Larkspur, CA United States
Redwood High School Larkspur, CA United States
MAR 25, 2016 - MAR 26, 2016
Quest University Canada
Squamish, BC Canada
Quest University Canada Squamish, BC Canada
JAN 22, 2016 - JAN 23, 2016
Harvey Theatre
Interlochen, MI United States
Harvey Theatre Interlochen, MI United States
JUN 07, 2014 - JUN 08, 2014
Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department
San Luis Obispo, CA United States
Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department San Luis Obispo, CA United States
APR 23, 2014 - APR 27, 2014
University Of The Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, BC Canada
University Of The Fraser Valley Abbotsford, BC Canada
DEC 05, 2013 - DEC 05, 2013
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Denver, CO United States
Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, CO United States
JUN 11, 2009 - JUN 28, 2009
The Theatre at 30th Street, produced by Fern Kershon & Orange Thoughts Productions
New York, NY United States
The Theatre at 30th Street, produced by Fern Kershon & Orange Thoughts Productions New York, NY United States
DEC 08, 2008 - DEC 08, 2008
Hudson Stage Company (Stage Readings)
Croton-on-Hudson, NY United States
Hudson Stage Company (Stage Readings) Croton-on-Hudson, NY United States
SEP 07, 2008 - SEP 07, 2008
New York Theatre Workshop (Staged Reading)
New York, NY United States
New York Theatre Workshop (Staged Reading) New York, NY United States
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JUN 11, 2009 - JUN 28, 2009
The Theatre at 30th Street, produced by Fern Kershon & Orange Thoughts Productions
New York, NY United States
The Theatre at 30th Street, produced by Fern Kershon & Orange Thoughts Productions New York, NY United States

Awards (2)

Finalist, Heideman Award, Actors Theatre of Louisville (excerpt)

Winner, Lamia Ink! Playwrighting Contest (excerpt)