Grand View University

  • Instant Theatre

    Img 861A decade ago, the 7-11 Theatre Project began here in Des Moines. Originally produced by the Theatre... For a Change organiztion (TFAC), it is now in the hands of Goldfinch Theatre Company, still in its original home of the Viking Theatre at Grand View University. The Gentle Guide talked with both Thatcher Williams of TFAC and Kristin Larson of Goldfinch about the history and future of the event.

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  • Moving Time

    Clybourne ParkThis week Grand View University presents their production of Clybourne Park, an examination of how social attitudes change over time, and how different groups handle the issues of race and gentrification. Clybourne Park was written as a response and companion piece to another play, A Raisin in the Sun. And Grand View is fortunate to have a special point of view on both shows from Clybourne Park's director, Des Moines favorite Aaron Smith.

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  • The Winter 10

    Img 0360After a nice holiday break, theatre is back in force in the area. Here's some of the shows the Gentle Guide wants to make sure you take notice of for the rest of the winter months.  Ten shows between now and the beginning of spring (plus one FREE show you shouldn't miss!)

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