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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 

Please call or email FBNP with any questions. Phone: 563-599-9486    Email:

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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 (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.



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.

Contact Us

Fly-By-Night Productions
P.O. Box 1377
Dubuque, IA 52004-1377

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Our shows are performed in the Bijou Room, Five Flags Civic Center, 4th & Main Streets, Dubuque, IA (as mapped below), 

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