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
by William Shakespeare
MY LAST DUCHESS
by Robert Browning
by 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
HOME SWEET HOME
by Bruce Boeck
Virginia Jordan-Benson – GENEVIEVE
Ann B. White – MARTHA
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
Make checks out to HEARTLAND THEATRE COMPANY