DMACC Ankeny

  • A Midnight Dreary

    44bcd761 043c 4651 833b 2afc47106095We’re getting closer to Halloween, so it’s time for a few more nightmares. Specifically, those of Edgar Allan Poe. His life and work is portrayed in A Midnight Dreary, opening Friday October 11 from DMACC Ankeny. It’s a special project for Program Chair Carl Lindberg, and a show with an interesting and personal history.

     

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  • Love’s Labor’s Lost

    Labors dancingThe annual Summer Shortened Shakespeare presentation from DMACC Ankeny starts next weekend. Opening on Saturday June 22, Love’s Labor’s Lost will be staged at the Library building (Building 6) on the DMACC Ankeny campus. But this is no ordinary presentation of Shakespeare, as is evidenced right from the start. I mean, look at the boy band that just came to town!!!

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  • Fuddy Meers

    Fuddy Meers logoDMACC Ankeny has been constantly building up their theatre program since the arrival of Program Chair Carl Lindberg in the Spring of 2017. Since then, they’ve expanded into offering more classes and shows per year, co-productions with Grand View University, entering the annual 7-11 Theatre Project, and a “Shortened Shakespeare” presentation outdoors each summer. Their next production is Fuddy Meers, opening at the DMACC Ankeny Black Box Theatre on campus March 1.

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  • The Comedy of Errors

    2c5ba0df f1dd 48a6 a14e 75d74ccdb79cDMACC Ankeny has started a new tradition of Summer Short Shakespeare. Free for the public, it is an edited version of one of Shakespeare’s plays, performed outdoors and running about 75 minutes. For some of the students, it can be their first exposure to the Bard and his works, and it’s also a nice bite-sized chunk for patrons unfamiliar with his work. Opening next week, this year’s production is The Comedy of Errors.

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  • Stamp of Approval

    9cf7dfe5 75e5 4e39 a0a9 1f7ed7715424Ever heard of Mauritius? It’s a tiny island country in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The “Blue Mauritius” postage stamp (issued when Mauritius was still a British colony) is one of the world’s oldest and rarest, and worth a fortune. And the play Mauritius (being presented next week by DMACC Ankeny) concerns possession of a valuable stamp collection, and the shifting alliances and choices the desperate characters make to get what they want.

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  • The Winter 10

    Img 0360It’s about to turn chilly again here in Iowa, which is one more excuse to find a nice comfy theatre and go see a show! Here at the Gentle Guide, we’ve scanned the next three wintery months to find some of the performances you just might want to start making plans to see. There’s a large variety, from musicals and parodies, to dramas both classic and new. No matter what you’re interested in, there’s something you’ll love coming up in central Iowa.

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  • The Fall 10

    Img 0879As the leaves start to turn and the weather changes, local stages start to heat up. Lots of theatre companies love to kick off their new seasons in the fall, meaning lots of terrific offerings to grab your attention. Here are some of the spotlight productions this fall you'll want to see!

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