Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 3:30 pm
Convivium Urban Farmstead
2811 Jackson St., Dubuque
Refreshments will be served.
Free will donations welcome.
Set in 1962, the twentieth anniversary of Grant Wood’s death, the play follows Charley, an ambitious graduate student from Harvard interviews Wood’s wife, sister, and mentor. Charley thinks he has a scandalous new angle that will advance his own career, but by seeking to expose Grant Wood, he may be exposing himself to danger in Iowa.
Charlie Schwartz ...................Logan Eigenberger
Sara Wood .............................Lisa Anderson
Nan Wood ..............................Lynda Mackie
Thomas Hart Benton.............Art Roche
GARY ARMS is Dubuque’s own playwright and novelist whose two novels about Jack DeWitt were recently published. His plays have been performed across the country from Asheville, NC to most recently Wheaton, IL.
Image Credit: Sultry Night (detail), Grant Wood, 1937, ink on paper
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The Desert Queen & Natural Shocks:
Two Solo One Acts
MARCH 17, 18, 19, & 24, 25, 2023
The Desert Queen by James DeVita With permission of Rosemary O’Brien:
The Arabian Diaries Meet Gertrude Bell, early 20th Century, legendary archaeologist and explorer of the Arabian deserts, who influenced the political future of the Middle East.
Natural Shocks by Lauren Gunderson Trapped in her basement, Angela begins to reflect on a lifetime of trauma, as she waits out an impending tornado. A comedy…until it’s not!
Auditions January 30 & 31 at 7pm at the
Keystone Area Educational Agency (Keystone AEA), 2310 Chaney Rd. Dubuque, IA 52001
Check out our Auditions page for more information.
The New Sincerity
by Alena Smith
JUNE 2, 3, 4 & 9, 10, 2023
In the office of a hip literary journal, Asymptote, we meet the young, idealistic and cynical, work-a-day staff, while outside in the public park a political protest ensues. When one of the protesters intrudes on the office, emotional conundrums begin. Is it an opportunity to participate in the defining activist movement of their generation or the difference between sincere action and skillful self-promotion? Entertaining, funny, thought provoking, the play enjoins us to enter the world of young working adults trying to figure out what matters in life, against a backdrop of turbulent political times.
Mature content & strong language.
Tickets are $20 – Available online at Ticketmaster.com (with fees). Note: ON PERFORMANCE DATES ONLY, Ticketmaster is not available after 5 pm Fridays or all day Saturdays and Sunday. To avoid fees, visit the Five Flags Box Office, Locust Street entrance, M-F 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm (cash or credit), or at the door one hour prior to performance (cash only), based on availability.
YOU’RE INVITED TO A PLAY READING OF A SCANDALOUS
STORY ABOUT GRANT WOOD BY GARY ARMS
Thank You To Our Sponsors
City of Dubuque for operating support.
Our season sponsors: WVIK/NPR, Gwen Kosel/Get Moving with Gwen, Premier Bank, and MidWestOne Bank and our patron donors.
Our shows are performed in the Bijou Room, Five Flags Civic Center, 4th & Main Streets, Dubuque, IA (as mapped below),