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The ROOSEVELTS Meet DING DARLING

DATE: September 14

TIME: 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening with American Legends.

In this TWO ACT EVENT, you will hear the stories behind these two characters' lives that forged the path to change, thus making history.

Act 1: CARTOONS & CONSERVATION: A Visit with Ding Darling
This one act play was premiered at the 2016 Iowa State Fair and has been in great demand ever since!

In this hour-long presentation, Jay N. "Ding" Darling visits with the audience in his 11th floor office at The Des Moines Register. Beginning with his early years in Sioux City, where he became aware of the natural world around him, as well as his developing skills as an editorial cartoonist, he reflects upon his remarkable life journey. His story continues to include 2 Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoons for The Register, and a remarkable career as a nationally known conservationist. From the introduction of The Duck Stamp to the creation of the National Wildlife Federation, Darling's influence was felt, not only through his cartoons, but through his actions as well. Considered by many to be one of the most influential members of the modern conservation movement in the first half of the 20th century, the impact of his work is still felt today.

Act 2:
ROOSEVELT TAKES ON National Parks, Conservation, & Preservation

Theodore Roosevelt describes how he felt about conservation and preservation throughout his life, how his family felt about it, and how he saved more than 200 million acres of land for future generations to enjoy.

And YES! These two legends will cross paths and "meet" discussing the importance of conservation.

LOCATION:
The Amana Performing Arts Center
39 38th Ave, Amana

TICKETS: $15
Information: deborahkennedy@live.com

Sponsored by: TKM Theatrical Productions

ENCORE SCREENING of STAGES by Jonesy McElroy

Join us at Millstream Brau Haus for an ENCORE Screening of: STAGES: An original miniseries about THEATRE and the many characters behind the curtain.
EPISODE 1: The beginning. Meet some of the characters in this village of passionate theatrical enthusiasts.

RATED: PG-13
There will be a talkback immediately following the screening with writer/director Jonesy McElroy, as well as some of the cast!

DATE/TIME: Thursday, July 11th, 7pm
LOCATION: Millstream Brau Haus, 741 47th Ave, Amana

Sponsored by: TKM Theatrical Productions

TICKETS: FREE WILL DONATION
*All proceeds will go to Jonesy McElroy
For Information contact: deborahkennedy@live.com

ABOUT THE WRITER/DIRECTOR:
Born and raised in Iowa, Jonesy McElroy began his theatrical career at 16, as an intern for the Old Creamery Theater Co. After receiving his B.A. in Cinema & Literature from the University of Iowa, Jonesy moved to Los Angeles, where he spent the last 20 years working in the Film & Television industry, lighting photography sets for ABC Television shows such as Dancing with the Stars, and The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Jonesy is also an independent Lighting Designer & Director for several well-known brands like AT&T, United Airlines, Samsung mobile. Jonesy also enjoys creative work as a portrait Photographer, Writer, Musician and Voice-over Artist.

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EPISODE 2: STAGES an Original Miniseries about THEATRE by Jonesy McElroy

Join us at The Amana Performing Arts Center for the Iowa Premier Screening of EPISODE 2 of: STAGES: An original miniseries about THEATRE and the many characters behind the curtain.

EPISODE 2: Meet the new boss, Ms. Stone. She has some big ideas about how to whip this little theatre company into shape. The rest of the staff may or may not agree with her...

RATED: PG-13

There will be a talkback immediately following the screening with writer/director Jonesy McElroy, as well as some of the cast!

STARRING:
LISA MARGOLIN
GRANT BLADES
ROB MERRITT
MARQUETTA SENTERS
SEDONA HELMKE
ZACHARY GREIMANN
BEN MACUMBER
NATHAN KLEINMEYER
AND MORE...

DATE/TIME: Friday, July 26th at 6pm

LOCATION: The Amana Performing Arts Center, 39 38th Ave, Amana

Sponsored by: TKM Theatrical Productions

TICKETS & INFORMATION: $25

For Information contact: deborahkennedy@live.com

WHAT TO EXPECT:
6:00 pm: ENCORE SCREENING of Episode 1
7:00: Mix & Mingle with Jonesy & the cast!

Catered by: Ox Yoke Inn
7:30: Informal Backstage Tour. (See some of the locations for filming)
7:45: THE SCREENING of Episode 2 Begins!

ABOUT THE WRITER/DIRECTOR:
Born and raised in Iowa, Jonesy McElroy began his theatrical career at 16, as an intern for the Old Creamery Theater Co. After receiving his B.A. in Cinema & Literature from the University of Iowa, Jonesy moved to Los Angeles, where he spent the last 20 years working in the Film & Television industry, lighting photography sets for ABC Television shows such as Dancing with the Stars, and The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Jonesy is also an independent Lighting Designer & Director for several well-known brands like AT&T, United Airlines, Samsung mobile. Jonesy also enjoys creative work as a portrait Photographer, Writer, Musician and Voice-over Artist.

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SEX PLEASE We're Sixty
by Michael Parker & Susan Parker

DATES: August 23-25

SHOW TIMES:

Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm

Sunday at 3 pm

Join us at The Amana Performing Arts Center for a night of hilarity with SEX PLEASE WE'RE SIXTY by Michael Parker & Susan Parker

ABOUT THE SHOW

Mrs. Stancliffe’s Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many years. Her guests (nearly all women) return year after year. Her next-door neighbor, the elderly, silver-tongued Bud “Bud the Stud” Davis, believes they come to spend time with him in romantic liaisons. The prim and proper Mrs. Stancliffe steadfastly denies this but really doesn’t do anything to prevent it. She reluctantly accepts the fact that “Bud the Stud” is, in fact, good for business. Her other neighbor and would-be suitor, Henry Mitchell, is a retired chemist who has developed a blue pill called “Venusia,” after Venus the goddess of love, to increase the libido of menopausal women. The pill has not been tested. Add to the guest list three older women: Victoria Ambrose, a romance novelist whose personal life seems to be lacking in romance; Hillary Hudson, a friend of Henry’s who has agreed to test the Venusia; and Charmaine Beauregard, a “Southern Belle” whose libido does not need to be increased! Bud gets his hands on some of the Venusia pills, and the fun begins as he attempts to entertain all three women! The women mix up Bud’s Viagra pills with the Venusia, and we soon discover that it has a strange effect on men: it gives them all the symptoms of menopausal women, complete with hot flashes, mood swings, weeping, and irritability! When the mayhem settles down, all the women find their lives moving in new and surprising directions.

STARRING:
Cherryl Thomason
Tom Milligan
Meg Merckens
Marty Norton
Scot Hughes
Mary Haaf Wedemeyer

Location: The Amana Performing Arts Center
39 38th Ave, Amana

Produced by: TKM Theatrical Productions

TICKETS: $25

 


Group Rates & Information: deborahkennedy@live.com

BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN - THE MUSICAL! September 21st

DATE/TIMES:

ONE DAY ONLY!

September 21 @ 2pm and 7pm

 

BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN - the Musical!

If you’re a fan of the film O’ Brother Where Art Thou and the gospel classic “Smoke on the Mountain” you’re going to love "Big Rock Candy Mountain!"

A merry band of misfits sneak into a theatre hoping to stay out of trouble, but instead find themselves front and center in this story about the power of music and second chances.

Add a down on her luck theatre owner and her wacky assistant, a clueless town mayor, his scheming wife and bumbling sheriff and you've got yourself an evening of music and fun that will have you grinning from ear to ear!

LOCATION:
The Amana Performing Arts Center
39 38th Ave, Amana, IA

SPONSORED by: TKM Theatrical Productions

TICKETS: $25 

GROUP RATES & INFO: deborahkennedy@live.com

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