At Cottonwood Pavilion in Shenandoah
Social Hour - 6 to 6:30 PM, Dinner - 6:30 to 7:30 PM
erformance Starts at 8 PM (Doors open at 7:30)
dvance Tickets Required for Dinner, Requested for Show

Tickets - for dinner and show $40; for just show $20; doors open for the show at 7:30 pm.  Reservations for dinner are required--limited to 60 people.

Contact: Tina Bakehouse - 712.482.3029    Pay online:

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Nadine Portillo (facilitator, grandmother, passionate improviser)

Born in 1972 in Germany - and lived there ever since - Nadine has worked for more than 20 years in managing positions in the arts and media business. In 2013 she quit her job, took a year off and traveled the world. She now works as self-employed facilitator mainly with social businesses and the arts. Artistically she is member of a contemporary performance collective, an ensemble that does improvised musical theatre and sings in a choir for Old music. She is married, a mother of two and a grandmother of one.

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Carolyn Steinbrink was born in Riverside, California a few months prior to World War II; she denies that she might have been responsible for that bit of history!  When she was about two years old, her parents returned to their families in south-central Nebraska.  She did the rest of     her growing up on her mother’s parents’/grandparents’ farms.  Her elementary school years were spent in the one-room school once taught by her great-grand father and attended by her grandfather/his siblings, her mother and her siblings.  Carolyn and her brother, Allen, were at home in that school building.  She attended high school in Elwood, Nebraska, graduating in a class of thirteen.  Her college years were spent in Enid, Oklahoma, at Phillips University (Christian Church - Disciples of Christ college).  For 37 years she taught eighth grade American History; three years in Ellsworth, Kansas, and thirty-four in Shenandoah, Iowa, where she still makes her home.  In her retirement she has suffered from iron problems: too many irons, too many fires.


Nathaniel Adkins lives in Red Oak with his wife, Amber, daughter, Thisbe, and son, Edmund.  He spends almost every waking moment being either a father, a husband, or a teacher.  Whenever he gets the chance, he reads, writes, runs errands by bicycle, and does community theatre.  He played featured roles in many shows, and his favorites include A NumberThe Complete Works of William Shakespeare, AbridgedGuys and Dolls.

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Shawn Booher, Funniest Person In Iowa winner, comedian, corporate trainer