YAH Showcase

2021-2022 SHOWCASES

SUMMER: July 20 2021 – VIRTUAL SHOWCASE ON YOUTUBE – Link opens at 7:00 pm on July 20

THE ACTING SENIOR                                                                                                                                                  

by Mary Lou Skirvin                                                                                                                                         

Ann B. White

OH, THE PLACES YOU WILL GO!                                                                                                                         

By Dr. Seuss                                                                                                                                                        

Diane Anderson, Judy Brown, Elsie Cadieux, Kathleen Clesson, Lola DeVore, Joris Heise, Mary Scott, Lynda Straw, Bob Weldon, Ann B. White

SONNET 18                                                                                                                                                                        

by William Shakespeare                                                                                                                                   

Judy Brown 

MY LAST DUCHESS                                                                                                                                      

by Robert Browning                                                                                                                                          

Joris Heise


by Holly Klass                                                                                                                                

 Holly Klass

THE FAMILY DOLL                                                                                                                                                  

by Lola DeVore                                                                                                                                                         

Kathe Conley – PAULA                                                                                                                                                    

 Lola DeVore – IRENE    

THE SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGIES                                                                                                                     

 by Edgar Lee Masters                                                                                                                                              

Diane Walker – NANCY KNAPP


by Stephanie Fleischmann                                                                                                                             

Carol Scott – HELEN

THE JEWISH WIFE                                                                                                                                             

 by Bertolt Brecht                                                                                                                                            

Paula Ressler – JUDITH

HOW COYOTE WAS THE MOON                                                                                                                              

from an Indigenous American legend                                                                                                                  

Bob Weldon

HOME SWEET HOME                                                                                                                                          

by Bruce Boeck                                                                                                                                              

Virginia Jordan-Benson – GENEVIEVE                                                                                                              

 Ann B. White – MARTHA                                                              

THE SNEETCHES                                                                                                                                                      

by Dr. Seuss                                                                                                                                                           

Joyce Anderson, John Briggs, Virginia Jordan-Benson, Natalie Dugan, Kathe Conley, Lorie Highfill, Holly Klass, Carol Scott, Diane Walker

FALL: October 2021 – TWO SHOWCASES ON STAGE – Dates/Times to be announced

Donations Accepted (No reservations taken) 

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

The performances, open to the public, are usually set on Heartland’s stage.  This summer the senior acting troupe is strutting their “stuff” online with a virtual showcase on Heartland’s YouTube Channel (Heartland Theatre). 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 – but the Covid-19 Pandemic did not allow for this in 2020 through June 2021. These Showcase performances are the only ones held at the theatre. See Young at Heartland’s touring schedule.

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. See more about Young at Heartland.

Mailing Address:  PO Box 1833, Bloomington IL 61702

Physical Address:  1110 Douglas St, Normal IL 61761



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