Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Merry May at ITAC

Amana - Even as Iowa Theatre Artists Company wraps up their production of Sister Robert Anne's Cabaret Class this weekend, they have two more productions in the pipe for the month of May.

Remain True is a "memory play of communal Amana" that invites theatergoers to experience some fascinating local history onstage. Adapted by Thomas P. Johnson, Meg Merckens, and the ITAC Acting Ensemble, it features Meg Merckens, Marshall Neilsen, Eddie Skaggs and Kaitlyn Davids. It takes its name from the word "Amana" itself which means "remain true." The show runs May 18th - July 2nd, 1:30 on Wednesdays, 1:30 and 5:30 on Thursdays, and 1:30 on Saturdays. Tickets are $10; there is also a special package that combines the show with a historical tour; call the Amana Heritage Society Museum at 319.622.3567 for information.

On Memorial Day weekend, ITAC welcomes the touring company Dairy-Aire Theatrics to the ITAC stage to perform Heroes, a Tom Stoppard translation of a Gerald Sibleyras play about three aging WWI veterans. Heroes will be performed May 27-29, Friday at 1:30 and 7:30, Saturday at 7:30, and Sunday at 1:30. Tickets are $20 ($10 for students).

For more information on any of these shows, call 319.622.322 or visit ITAC's website.

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