Tallgrass Theatre Company

  • Have You Heard...?

    A6c1103d 5598 4b42 9a94 31c2b2af3028This coming weekend sees the premiere of the final show in Tallgrass Theatre Company’s season, Neil Simon’s Rumors. A comedy of manners and misinformed party guests, the hilarious farce is based on certain characters concealing information, often less than successfully. Conversely, Tallgrass Theatre is trying very hard to do the exact opposite when it comes to their theatre offerings. Spreading the word about their productions is a lot more than just starting a “rumor.”

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  • The Spring Dozen for 2018

    0f4aa9b6 1b1a 4015 833a 91914c0942d8Warmer weather heralds a new list of productions on the horizon. Typically I feature ten upcoming shows for the season, but there are so many great shows in the next few months that I expanded the list to twelve (and still ended up combining a few!) The hard part is finding time to see them all! Here’s a list of some of the terrific theatre coming your way very soon here in Central Iowa!!

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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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  • Designing a Dream

    A7ae5b9b 203c 4961 99af da6cd5b5a1adTallgrass Theatre Company opens their production of Stop Kiss on January 19. A riveting and emotional play with great characters and social relevance, the show is also this year’s Dream Project at Tallgrass, Stop Kiss marks the first time in the history of the Dream Project that the featured show was chosen from a proposal by the design team. Designers Ty Klobassa and Erica Spiller saw an opportunity to put their vision in place and create a unique and special presentation.

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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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  • Golden Times

    C15b2c05 974b 4be2 af9b d2793dbeaa71Tallgrass Theatre Company opens its season next Friday with On Golden Pond. While most know the Oscar-winning movie with Henry and Jane Fonda and Katherine Hepburn, On Golden Pond was originally a play on Broadway. Director Micheal Davenport and his cast bring this play to the Rex Mathes Auditorium beginning Friday October 27th.

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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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  • Conceived Notions

    WomenPlayingHamletWhen you mention Shakespeare, almost everyone has a specific concept of what you're talking about. But the works of the Bard are both magnificent and flexible, leading us to Women Playing Hamlet. Tallgrass Theatre presents this comedy about expectations and new interpretations, opening this weekend.

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  • The Spring 10

    Spring 10Winter weather barely showed up this past year, which really just gave all of us the chance to get out and see more great Iowa theatre. Now Spring is here, bringing with it opportunities to experience a whole new slate of shows. Here are some of the must-see presentations, hidden gems, and other theatre events you may not be aware of... yet! Plus.. a birthday party??

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