Get thee to a theater! 10 can’t-miss local productions this month

With the variety of offerings in Eastern Iowa, you won’t have to go far to find something for date night, the whole family or just a quiet evening for one. This seems particularly true in September. Shows continuing their runs include […]

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‘Apples in Winter’ an intimate, artful, must-see show

Apples in Winter, by Jennifer Fawcett, opened this weekend at Old Creamery Theatre. This is a show that everyone needs to see. The one-woman show is poignantly enacted by Marquetta Senters. From silent entrance to screaming ending, Senters brings an astounding range of emotions to life during the 90-minute show. […]

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Love is in the air: ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ delightful seasonal fare

‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ is part of Old Creamery’s VIP (Very Intimate Performance) series which has shrunk the theater; the audience finds themselves on what is normally the stage.There is no fourth wall from the start of the play. This is an intimate show where the actors perform without amplification and interact with the audience. […]

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Eastern Iowa sees an explosion of local theatre this weekend

CROT Brucemore South Pacific

Once upon a time, in a land much like ours, summer was a down time for the theatre community. You’d have an outdoor Shakespeare production, perhaps, but by and large, companies drew down the curtain for a few months, especially at community and amateur theatres. Those times are gone, and this weekend is a phenomenal […]

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Hooray for ‘Completely Hollywood’

Completely Hollywood - Abridged at Old Creamery

Completely Hollywood — Abridged Old Creamery Theatre, Studio Stage — through Apr. 17 Our culture loves movies. We love our 90+ minute escapes into adventure, romance, intrigue; we love to watch the unreal possibility inherent in effortless true love, a battle in deep space, a fist fight on the roof of a bullet train or […]

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Old Creamery opens first children’s show of 2016

The Frog and The Princess Old Creamery Theatre — Sat., Mar. 26 at 1 p.m. A recent series of articles on the American Theatre magazine website assures us that “the kids are alright.” Theatre for young people, they proclaim, is “as enriching as it is entertaining, as high-stakes as it is low-barrier.” Old Creamery has […]

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High-flying musical opens Thursday at Old Creamery Theatre

Billy Bishop Goes to War

While plenty of Canadian actors and writers have become part of the American arts scene, Americans don’t pay as much attention to works that proudly display Canadian origins. We also don’t devote as much artistic attention to World War I. Last summer marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of The Great War, but it received barely a mention in the news. The U.S. didn’t enter the war until 1917, and thus did not experience the same level of devastation as the other Allied Powers.

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The Stage: Private Lives offers glimpse beyond normal

Private Lives

For the last five years, Old Creamery has held its studio productions in a tiny black theatre made from the remnants of a band room in Amana Elementary School, leftover from when the middle school wing moved to a new building. As I settled into my seat to watch The Old Creamery Theatre’s Studio Stage […]

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