Rest Stop: Heartland Community Theatre

Looking for some entertainment next week?  Join us on Sunday, October 24 at 2:00 p.m. or on Thursday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. for a show put on by the Heartland Community Theatre.  The play will take place in the main floor Gallery.

Conservative Ben Gerard doesn’t understand his 15 year old daughter Christi, who bitterly tries to exert her independence. Christie feels she has taken a back seat to Ben’s business, while Mimi, the wife and mother, tries to saddle the widening gulf between father and daughter during a family “vacation.” Lunch at a lonely rest stop along a western highway is the scene for yet another father/daughter confrontation. The bickering dies away when a wistful stranger, Violet Aldrich, appears. Before long, she plunges the Gerards into a nightmare which forces them to confront their shattering bonds. Is it too late to save the family? Sharp dialogue laced with humor builds the “Hitchcockian” suspense that leads to a shocking ending which will touch any audience.

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