“Heartland Theatre Company is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in our casting and production assignments. When casting and hiring we would like to encourage an openness to diverse and non-traditional choices.”
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT – Directed by Robert Quinlan
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CAST! Thank you to all who auditioned!
The Lux Team
ANNOUNCER – Larissa Strong (Understudy Holly Rocke)
CECIL B. DeMILLE, your host – Rhys Lovell (Understudy John D. Poling)
The Leading Players
PETER WARNE – Christopher Stucky (Understudy Craig Fata)
ELLIE ANDREWS – Connie Blick (Understudy Jenna Kohn)
MR. ANDREWS – Rich Tinaglia (Understudy Joe Strupek)
OSCAR SHAPELY – Chuck Pettigrew (Understudy Joel Shoemaker)
SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR – Carol Scott
GORDON – Joe Strupek
NEWSBOY – Leo Vargas Steinbacher
BUS DRIVER – Joel Shoemaker
DYKE, of Dyke’s Auto Camp – Holly Rocke
DETECTIVE – Craig Fata
BAKER – Eric Schacht
DOBBS, of Dobbs’ Auto Camp – John D. Poling
Lux Flakes’ commercial characters
DOT BROWNING – Jenna Kohn
MIDGE BROWNING – Gayle Hess
1ST HAND – Lynda Rettick
2ND HAND – Kendall Katz
Performances (TENTATIVE) June 3,4,5 |10,11,12,13 | 17,18,19 | 24,25,26 – 2021
BIG BEAR LAKE by Alexander Wilkie, Moorsetown NJ
Imagine trying to make it in a wild and dangerous place—a place where it’s hard to know whether you’re predator or prey and where survival is anything but guaranteed. Yes, it takes courage to try to make it in Hollywood, and on top of everything else, you might wind up going camping!
Character breakdown: 2 women, 1 man —age 20s-40s
CAMPFIRE STORIES by Loretta Bolger Wish, Manaquan NJ
Staring into a campfire can give you a clear sense of who you really are. That same fire, unfortunately, won’t tell other people anything about who you really are, and that can lead to some awkward conversations.
Character breakdown: 3 men – middle-aged, 1 woman – age
MARSHMALLOWS AND OLD FLAMES by Matthew Weaver, Spokane WA
Sometimes a campfire attracts beasties that don’t know who you are or what you’re doing there. Of course, your campfire might also attract a creature who knows you really well. That’s not necessarily better.
Character breakdown: 1 man – age 30s-40s, 1 woman – age 30s-40
ROLLING MY OWN by John Patrick Bray, Athens GA
There are times in life when you’re all wrapped up in external things and you feel like you just can’t move. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a couple of friends to pick you up and drag you out into the woods for a camping trip?
Character breakdown: 3 men – age 20s-50s
STAND EASY, STRANGER by Tod Shacklett, Victorville CA
When you’re deep in the forest, it’s like the rules of time and space don’t apply. The problem is that the rules of time and space don’t apply, even in places where the rules of time and space don’t apply.
Character breakdown: 2 men – age 25-50, 1 man – age 50-75
THE OTHER SIDE by Callie Minks, Danville KY
Hindsight is always 20/20, but hindhearing, hindsmelling, and hindtouching aren’t nearly that focused. This is the Heartland Theatre 10-minute Play Festival, though, so trust us when we say that sometimes all of the senses work together.
Character breakdown: 2 men – age 60s, 1 woman – age 60, 1 woman – age 20
THE STREAM by Brook North, Raleigh NC
Poets often say that time flows through our lives like water, bringing some things closer and carrying other things away. They’re always right.
Character breakdown: 1 woman, 2 men — middle-aged
WANDERING STEPS AND SLOW by Jim Kraft, Carmel IN
Getting a chance to connect with the natural world is a wonderful thing. When the natural world decides to connect with you, though, it can make things a little uncomfortable around the campfire.
Character breakdown: 1 woman, 1 man — age 50s
Performances: (TENTATIVE) JUNE 3,4,5 | 10,11,12,13 | 17,18,19 | 24,25,26 – 2021
Performances (TENTATIVE) July 23,24,256 – 2021
Auditions: (TENTATIVE) July 27 & 28, 2021 – 7-10 pm
Performances: (TENTATIVE) September 2,3,4 | 9,10,11,12 |16,17,18 – 2021
Auditions: (TENTATIVE) February 22 & 23, 2021 – 7-10 pm
Performances: (TENTATIVE) November 4,5,6 | 11, 12, 13, 14 | 18,19,20 – 2021
Watch this page for announcements of (or changes to) upcoming auditions!
Audition location: Heartland Theatre Company
Location: 1110 Douglas St, Normal IL 61761
Mailing Address: PO Box 1833, Bloomington IL 61702