NPL Inside Look

An Inside Look

Join us for a “Behind the scenes” talk with director and designers for FOR THE LOYAL

Tuesday, January 23, 7:00-8:00 pm at the Normal Public Library Café

Coffee will be available

Normal Public Library is excited to announce An Inside Look, a collaboration with Heartland Theatre Company. The program will provide an opportunity for the community to meet production staff of upcoming Heartland Theatre productions and discuss relevancy, history, and technical aspects of each valuable theatre offering. Normal Public Library will also have limited copies of upcoming plays available to borrow.

IMG_4276An Inside Look marks the first collaboration between Normal Public Library and Heartland Theatre Company, and its mission is two-fold. The two organizations hope to diversify their patronage through intersection—drawing theatregoers to the library and sending library visitors to the theatre. Besides facilitating this mutual support system, An Inside Look will provide prospective audience members insight into the creative process of transforming a script into a theatrical experience.

An Inside Look will consist of several individual sessions, which will take place two weeks before the openings of select shows in Heartland Theatre Company’s 2017-2018 season. Sessions will be comprised of an introduction that will consider the history, background, and selection criteria of each production, followed by a question and answer session which will allow audience members to converse directly with designers and directors. The subject of the first session was Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, which was an encouraging success.

This free event is open to the public, and all are encouraged to attend.

IMG_4280IMG_4291About the Normal Public Library

The mission of the Normal Public Library is to be an educational, informational, recreational and cultural community resource.

The Normal Public Library is a vital public resource that serves the community as a gateway to an expanding world of knowledge. The library is committed to being a welcoming and safe environment for everyone. As a resource center, its professional and dedicated staff offers helpful services and access to technology. As a community center, it provides educational and cultural opportunities for lifelong learning.

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About Heartland Theatre Company

Heartland Theatre Company, for over 30 years, is an intimate black box theatre in Normal offering five provocative plays in its season, including its annual10-Minute Play Competition and Festival. Heartland also offers original play readings and a one-act play competition/festival which premieres three new plays from Midwest writers. Heartland prides itself on choosing plays that are based on the issue of being human and what that entails, while providing the best environment for artistic talent on stage and behind the scenes.