"What Price Progress" (2015-2016)
Is technology worth it? Does it help us to communicate better or does it just allow us to invade everyone's privacy? How does it impact the life of seniors? These are just a few of the questions asked and sometimes answered in this play that explores technology in our everyday lives. One question remains by the end of the play: "Just who is Siri?"
I retired several years ago. I enjoy painting birdhouses and exercise. I also like plants. I am 85 years old. My husband was in the military and the children and I traveled to many places.
I have many friends who take me places and introduced me to music. I love to listen to music. I was a used car salesperson for 20 years. But you can still trust me. I am 97 years old.
My name is Dolores and I’m 86 years young! I belong to the St. Francis DeSales Church. I love to sing, sew, and do volunteer work, especially at Uptown Shepherd’s Center.
I am 87 years old. I have 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and 2 great, grandchildren. I retired last year. I like music and dancing. I am so glad I came to the Shepherd’s Center. I love the Drama Club. I also made some great friends that I’ll have forever.
A graduate of Tulane University, I majored in English Literature. I was organist at St. Henry’s Church for 26 years. This is my first experience with theatre. I am 69 years old.
I’m 72 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 am 81 years old. Married for 63 years. I have 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. I enjoy cooking, reading, computers, traveling, and helping others. At the Shepherd’s Center, I take classes in computer, bible study, and exercising as well as drama.
ALINE ST. JULIEN
I am 90 years old with 7 living children who have become my parents. I consider myself a “moving star,” although my passion is dancing.
I was born in New Orleans and have lived here all my life.
I am proud to be a part of something that is so special to the Seniors.
ANNIE B. WILLIAMS
I’m 87 years young. I have 2 girls and 2 boys. I was born in Waterproof, Louisiana. I have been in New Orleans for iver 60 years. I love the Lord and people. I like reading, sewing, knitting, and quilting. I love drama and to travel.
LOU FURMAN, Director
At 72 years old and 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.