True to Yourself
"Be True to Yourself" (2012)
A young girl aspires to become a chef following in the steps of her grandma who is a wonderful cook. She receives a scholarship to a chef school, but her parents feel she is too young to quit regular school. Deflated, she finishes school and has various nondescript jobs. When her grandma dies, she leaves letters to everyone in the family. To the girl, she says "Get off your duff and do what you always wanted, become a great chef." The encouragement of her grandma even after she has passed away moves the girl to return to her passion.
I’m 90 years old and live in Carrollton. I have 2 daughters. I like coming to the Uptown Shepherd’s Center every day and enjoy my drama and sewing class. I’m learning how to sew on a machine for the first time. I really enjoy helping people, especially old people – even though I am an older person myself.
I am recently retired (Yeah!). I have three children and seven grandchildren. My hobbies are “staying active, “ exercising, walking, dancing, and reading. I am enjoying the drama group and have fun meeting new people. My goal is to stay healthy in mind and spirit and enjoy life to the fullest.
I am 64 years old and joined the company to explore myself. I have a background in the arts and this experience is adding to it.
I’m 68 years old. I love to read, watch TV, and enjoy traveling. I worked as a medical transcriptionist for 41 years at Charity Hospital. Since retiring, I enjoy volunteering at the Uptown Shepherd’s Center and going to classes there, especially French and Poetry. I joined the drama group at the Center and I am really enjoying it.
I retired ten years ago from banking. I have never been in theatre until after retirement. Driving the Uptown Shepherd Center van, I heard others speak of the Golden Heart Players and became interested. This has been creative, fun, and an excellent experience in communication.
LOU FURMAN, Director
With some 50 years of theatre experience in professional and educational settings, my work with the Golden Heart Players has been some of my most rewarding. The members of the company truly have golden hearts.
SARAH JAMES, Assistant Director
Playwright, director, musician, ballroom dancer, party-goer. I am a retired Professor of Theatre who enjoys a lot of variety in life--especially the party-going. And working with this group has been a delightful party.