Thatcher Williams

  • Shadow of a Doubt

    436102ba 5303 4f9b 9ba3 dbde2291f7efAnkeny Community Theatre presents Doubt – a Parable as part of their Studio Series from April 26 through 29. Set in a Catholic School in 1964, it concerns the possible actions of Father Flynn (played by Brad Church). Flynn is the priest in charge of the school… and some are concerned about his behavior towards one of his students. It becomes not just a battle for one student or one career. It’s about how all of us have to decide how we put our faith in others, and in ourselves.

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  • 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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  • Timelessness

    The FantasticksThe Fantasticks ran for 42 YEARS and over 17,000 performances off-broadway. It has become a staple for many groups over the last few decades, and now it is Ankeny Community Theatre's turn. And they, too, want you to know that this story of love and discovery is timeless....

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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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