YAH Showcase

YAH Image 8 X 14_edited-4Heartland Theatre Company proudly presents

Young at Heartland Senior Acting Program’s SHOWCASES

Summer Showcases:  June 22 Matinee at 1 pm & June 27 at 7:30 pm

“Life in the Senior Lane”

Life is a journey and no one knows better than seniors how to navigate its challenges.  There are unexpected detours and dead ends.  Sometimes it means zipping right along in the high occupancy lane and suddenly it’s a “rough road ahead” that necessitates reducing speed and yielding.  Our seniors invite you to join them on this road “well traveled.”


Heartland’s senior acting program struts its stuff on stage at Heartland with three showcases, two in the summer and one in the fall. Enjoy talented seniors performing scenes and original short plays for just a donation at the door.


Full Group

The performances, open to the public, are set on Heartland’s stage.  Doors will open at 20 minutes before performance. There will be no reservations taken for the Showcase, first come – first served. Admittance is a donation to the Young at Heartland program.

These seniors have participated in a two-month acting workshop and have prepared brief scenes depicting some of the opportunities that life can bring. This troupe is usually seen “on the road” at area nursing and retirement homes, and for other church and civic groups. These Showcase performances are the only ones held at the theatre.

Sandra Zielinski is the workshop instructor, assisted by Terri Whisenhunt, with Ann B. White the program director.


About Young at Heartland:

Young at Heartland strives to build an ensemble of seniors who share the values of continuing education, creative self-expression, and community outreach. It is designed to accommodate and support performers’ comfort levels with memorization. We aim to find appropriate pathways to showcase performers’ gifts in a fun, stress-free atmosphere. This workshop is supported in part by a grant from the McLean County Arts Regranting Program.



For more information, visit www.heartlandtheatre.org or call 309-452-8709.