Thursday, April 23, 2009

Dear Ann Landers...

ITAC - The Lady with All the Answers by David Rambo opened last weekend at the newest theatre in the area - the Iowa Theatre Artists Company in Amama. For decades, renowned advice columnist Ann Landers answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused couples and a multitude of others in need of advice. No topic was off-limits, including nude housekeeping, sex in a motorcycle helmet, the proper way to hang toilet paper, sibling rivalries, addiction, religion and wandering spouses. Late on a 1975 night in Landers' Chicago apartment, an ironic twist of events confronts her with a looming deadline for a column dealing with a new kind of heartbreak: her own. As she shares her struggles to complete the column with us, we learn as much about ourselves as we do about the wise, funny, no-nonsense woman whose daily dialogue with America helped shape the social and sexual landscapes of the last half-century. The L.A. Times called it "…folksy, funny, straightforward and validating…” Meg Merckens brings this …”wise, funny, no-nonsense woman” to life in this season opener. For more information, go here.

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