midwestern hemisphere

In 2008, Heartland Actors,’ in conjunction with the Arts Council of Indiana, produced Midwestern Hemisphere. The play, by Lou Harry and Eric Pfeffinger, was the first full production of a play to be staged at the Artsgarden, a panoramic atrium and public arts space located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. The production, directed by Michael Shelton, included company members Sam Fain and Robert Neal, and also featured Claire Wilcher, Megan McKinney, Frank Shelton, and Kelsie Coughlin. Laura Glover was lighting designer. Robin Darling designed the set. The production’s unique staging in the Artsgarden garnered the attention of American Theatre magazine.

Gently profound as well as funny.
— Indytheatre habit
The cast, under director Michael Shelton, pulls entertaining performances. Funny is the key here.
— Nuvo Newsweekly