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Drake University Department of Theatre Presents: The Burial at Thebes

Drake University Department of Theatre Presents: The Burial at Thebes

May 3, 2013

The Drake University Department of Theatre presents its latest work this weekend, The Burial at Thebes. In the play, the Irish playwright Seamus Heaney reinterprets Sophocles’s classic Greek tragedy Antigone. After her brother Polyneices is killed in war and the new king Creon declares he will not be properly buried (a big no-no back in Zeus days), Antigone...

Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll

Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll

Aug 4, 2012

This Saturday night will be a night Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll  – or at least an evening full of such things at the Des Moines Social Club/The Kirkwood. Saturday August 4th only, the Art, conversation, hook ups, and drinks begin at 6:30 PM. Followed by music by Clear Autumn starting at 7:30 PM, and an performance of selected works by Eric Bogosian kicks...

Introducing The Rising Phoenix Theatre Company: Des Moines’ NEW female-focused theatre company

Introducing The Rising Phoenix Theatre Company:  Des Moines’ NEW female-focused theatre company

Jun 26, 2012

The Rising Phoenix Theatre Company will perform the play Love, Loss and What I Wore at the First Unitarian Church of Des Moines, 1800 Bell Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa. Performance dates are Friday and Saturday July 13 and 14 and Friday and Saturday July 20 and 21 at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, July 15 at 2:00 p.m. The production is made possible by a REACH grant...

Season Surveys– Willis Broadway Series at Iowa Civic Center

Season Surveys– Willis Broadway Series at Iowa Civic Center

May 2, 2012

It’s the time of year where theatre companies began closing one season and announcing the productions for the next. Across Des Moines each company has spent a great deal of thought and time crafting the best set of shows for their audiences and their actors. But the Iowa Civic Center’s Willis Broadway Series works a little differently. Since the musicals...

Electricity on a Sunday

Electricity on a Sunday

Mar 28, 2012

I cannot think of another occasion when I have spent my Sunday afternoon watching a play about orgasms but this past weekend, and at the risk of sounding crass, I had that the pleasure of doing so. StageWest Theatre Company’s production of In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play, which runs for another weekend of performances, is a lovely treat. According to...