Open Door Rep

  • Closer

    Closer logoA compass will help find your path. But it has four principal directions, all different, all moving away. Now imagine 4 characters, each trying to find their path towards love, each searching for a way that will bring them to reach someone. Yet all are unsuccessful because the others are in a different direction than they know. Like those four points on the compass, people are eternally moving apart, and yet they’re trying, so desperately, to become Closer.

    In the award-winning play Closer by author Patrick Marber, four strangers continually orbit each other’s lives, trying to figure out where they belong (and with whom), and yet never quite achieving happiness. It’s all about the journey, lust and longing, and the ways we poor humans search for connections to someone else, and then sometimes sabotage it when success is there for the taking. Open Door Rep is known for bringing challenging and thoughtful material to the area, and Closer is no exception.

     

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  • The Truth of the Matter

    792b5fff f7f3 4f72 8511 238a11da5d19All we’re sure of is that an awful thing happened near Dead Dog Park. Was it a terrible accident? Or a deliberate act? An unfortunate fall, or was the young boy pushed from the fourth-story of an abandoned building? The cop says one thing, the family says another, and the boy in the hospital bed is too injured to talk. What really happened? What is the truth?

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  • Open Door to Enter

    LungsComing up for 4 shows on April 28-30 is a new entity in Des Moines, the inaugural presentation for Open Door Rep. Their two-hander play is called Lungs, a story of a young couple deciding if they should bring a baby into this volatile existence. And new life and new ways of thinking are what Open Door Rep is all about. Welcome to their new world, and see what awaits....

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