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November 15, 2019

The Matchmaker

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The Matchmaker, by Thornton Wilder. Playing November 15-24. Admission is FREE! Wilder’s uproarious farce about love and money stars the irrepressible busybody, Dolly Gallagher Levi, who inspired the Broadway musical, Hello, Dolly! Through Dolly’s subtle machinations, several unlikely couples come together to find happiness in 19th-century New York. Our production will feature a 21st century update, keeping the comedy and its meaning fresh and relevant. Rated PG. Email theatre@dmacc.edu to reserve seats.
November 16, 2019

The Matchmaker

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The Matchmaker, by Thornton Wilder. Playing November 15-24. Admission is FREE! Wilder’s uproarious farce about love and money stars the irrepressible busybody, Dolly Gallagher Levi, who inspired the Broadway musical, Hello, Dolly! Through Dolly’s subtle machinations, several unlikely couples come together to find happiness in 19th-century New York. Our production will feature a 21st century update, keeping the comedy and its meaning fresh and relevant. Rated PG. Email theatre@dmacc.edu to reserve seats.
November 17, 2019

The Matchmaker

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Matchmaker, by Thornton Wilder. Playing November 15-24. Admission is FREE! Wilder’s uproarious farce about love and money stars the irrepressible busybody, Dolly Gallagher Levi, who inspired the Broadway musical, Hello, Dolly! Through Dolly’s subtle machinations, several unlikely couples come together to find happiness in 19th-century New York. Our production will feature a 21st century update, keeping the comedy and its meaning fresh and relevant. Rated PG. Email theatre@dmacc.edu to reserve seats.
November 21, 2019

The Matchmaker

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The Matchmaker, by Thornton Wilder. Playing November 15-24. Admission is FREE! Wilder’s uproarious farce about love and money stars the irrepressible busybody, Dolly Gallagher Levi, who inspired the Broadway musical, Hello, Dolly! Through Dolly’s subtle machinations, several unlikely couples come together to find happiness in 19th-century New York. Our production will feature a 21st century update, keeping the comedy and its meaning fresh and relevant. Rated PG. Email theatre@dmacc.edu to reserve seats.
November 22, 2019

The Matchmaker

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The Matchmaker, by Thornton Wilder. Playing November 15-24. Admission is FREE! Wilder’s uproarious farce about love and money stars the irrepressible busybody, Dolly Gallagher Levi, who inspired the Broadway musical, Hello, Dolly! Through Dolly’s subtle machinations, several unlikely couples come together to find happiness in 19th-century New York. Our production will feature a 21st century update, keeping the comedy and its meaning fresh and relevant. Rated PG. Email theatre@dmacc.edu to reserve seats.
November 23, 2019

The Matchmaker

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The Matchmaker, by Thornton Wilder. Playing November 15-24. Admission is FREE! Wilder’s uproarious farce about love and money stars the irrepressible busybody, Dolly Gallagher Levi, who inspired the Broadway musical, Hello, Dolly! Through Dolly’s subtle machinations, several unlikely couples come together to find happiness in 19th-century New York. Our production will feature a 21st century update, keeping the comedy and its meaning fresh and relevant. Rated PG. Email theatre@dmacc.edu to reserve seats.
November 24, 2019

The Matchmaker

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Matchmaker, by Thornton Wilder. Playing November 15-24. Admission is FREE! Wilder’s uproarious farce about love and money stars the irrepressible busybody, Dolly Gallagher Levi, who inspired the Broadway musical, Hello, Dolly! Through Dolly’s subtle machinations, several unlikely couples come together to find happiness in 19th-century New York. Our production will feature a 21st century update, keeping the comedy and its meaning fresh and relevant. Rated PG. Email theatre@dmacc.edu to reserve seats.
January 15, 2020

Theatre Auditions

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Auditions for our Spring productions - Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker and Guys and Dolls, music & lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling - will be held on January 15 & 16 at 7 pm in the Black Box Theatre in Building 5. All DMACC students are encouraged to audition. Auditions will consist of readings from the plays, short musical selections, and a brief selection of choreography. Email Program Chair, Carl Lindberg at celindberg@dmacc.edu with questions.
January 16, 2020

Theatre Auditions

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Auditions for our Spring productions - Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker and Guys and Dolls, music & lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling - will be held on January 15 & 16 at 7 pm in the Black Box Theatre in Building 5. All DMACC students are encouraged to audition. Auditions will consist of readings from the plays, short musical selections, and a brief selection of choreography. Email Program Chair, Carl Lindberg at celindberg@dmacc.edu with questions.
February 28, 2020

Circle Mirror Transformation

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Circle Mirror Transformation, by Annie Baker. Playing February 28-March 8. Admission is FREE! When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty's six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet. Rated R. Email theatre@dmacc.edu to reserve seats.
February 29, 2020

Circle Mirror Transformation

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Circle Mirror Transformation, by Annie Baker. Playing February 28-March 8. Admission is FREE! When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty's six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet. Rated R. Email theatre@dmacc.edu to reserve seats.
March 1, 2020

Circle Mirror Transformation

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Circle Mirror Transformation, by Annie Baker. Playing February 28-March 8. Admission is FREE! When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty's six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet. Rated R. Email theatre@dmacc.edu to reserve seats.
March 5, 2020

Circle Mirror Transformation

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Circle Mirror Transformation, by Annie Baker. Playing February 28-March 8. Admission is FREE! When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty's six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet. Rated R. Email theatre@dmacc.edu to reserve seats.
March 6, 2020

Circle Mirror Transformation

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Circle Mirror Transformation, by Annie Baker. Playing February 28-March 8. Admission is FREE! When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty's six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet. Rated R. Email theatre@dmacc.edu to reserve seats.
March 7, 2020

Circle Mirror Transformation

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Circle Mirror Transformation, by Annie Baker. Playing February 28-March 8. Admission is FREE! When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty's six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet. Rated R. Email theatre@dmacc.edu to reserve seats.
March 8, 2020

Circle Mirror Transformation

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Circle Mirror Transformation, by Annie Baker. Playing February 28-March 8. Admission is FREE! When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty's six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet. Rated R. Email theatre@dmacc.edu to reserve seats.
April 17, 2020

Guys and Dolls

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Guys and Dolls, music & lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Abe Burrows & Jo Swerling. The inaugural collaboration between the two flagship programs with the Simon Estes School of Fine Arts. Playing April 17-26. Admission is FREE! Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers. Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. Rated PG. Email theatre@dmacc.edu to reserve seats.
April 18, 2020

Guys and Dolls

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Guys and Dolls, music & lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Abe Burrows & Jo Swerling. The inagural collaboration between the two flagship programs with the Simon Estes School of Fine Arts. Playing April 17-26. Admission is FREE! Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers. Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. Rated PG. Email theatre@dmacc.edu to reserve seats.
April 19, 2020

Guys and Dolls

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Guys and Dolls, music & lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Abe Burrows & Jo Swerling. The inagural collaboration between the two flagship programs with the Simon Estes School of Fine Arts. Playing April 17-26. Admission is FREE! Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers. Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. Rated PG. Email theatre@dmacc.edu to reserve seats.
April 23, 2020

Guys and Dolls

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Guys and Dolls, music & lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Abe Burrows & Jo Swerling. The inagural collaboration between the two flagship programs with the Simon Estes School of Fine Arts. Playing April 17-26. Admission is FREE! Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers. Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. Rated PG. Email theatre@dmacc.edu to reserve seats.
April 24, 2020

Guys and Dolls

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Guys and Dolls, music & lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Abe Burrows & Jo Swerling. The inagural collaboration between the two flagship programs with the Simon Estes School of Fine Arts. Playing April 17-26. Admission is FREE! Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers. Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. Rated PG. Email theatre@dmacc.edu to reserve seats.
April 25, 2020

Guys and Dolls

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Guys and Dolls, music & lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Abe Burrows & Jo Swerling. The inagural collaboration between the two flagship programs with the Simon Estes School of Fine Arts. Playing April 17-26. Admission is FREE! Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers. Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. Rated PG. Email theatre@dmacc.edu to reserve seats.
April 26, 2020

Guys and Dolls

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Guys and Dolls, music & lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Abe Burrows & Jo Swerling. The inagural collaboration between the two flagship programs with the Simon Estes School of Fine Arts. Playing April 17-26. Admission is FREE! Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers. Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. Rated PG. Email theatre@dmacc.edu to reserve seats.
July 10, 2020

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Summer Short Shakespeare '20 - A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare. Adapted by Carl Lindberg. Our 4th annual Summer Short Shakespeare! Playing July 10-19. Admission is FREE! This contemporary adaptation puts Shakespeare's classic lovers, performers, and fairies on a college campus with fun references to current culture icons and social environments. Join in the merriment as four young lovers set out for the forest, where a below amateur theater troupe is rehearsing... until the real drama club discovers these mere mortals in their midst. From then on what else could happen, but action fit for Shakespeare: mischief ensues until dawn. Rated PG-13. (About Summer Short Shakespeare: Every Summer we will perform one of Shakespeare's plays that has been significantly shortened and given a relevant spin while holding true to the Elizabethan style of audience/actor interaction.)
July 11, 2020

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Summer Short Shakespeare '20 - A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare. Adapted by Carl Lindberg. Our 4th annual Summer Short Shakespeare! Playing July 10-19. Admission is FREE! This contemporary adaptation puts Shakespeare's classic lovers, performers, and fairies on a college campus with fun references to current culture icons and social environments. Join in the merriment as four young lovers set out for the forest, where a below amateur theater troupe is rehearsing... until the real drama club discovers these mere mortals in their midst. From then on what else could happen, but action fit for Shakespeare: mischief ensues until dawn. Rated PG-13. (About Summer Short Shakespeare: Every Summer we will perform one of Shakespeare's plays that has been significantly shortened and given a relevant spin while holding true to the Elizabethan style of audience/actor interaction.)
July 12, 2020

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Summer Short Shakespeare '20 - A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare. Adapted by Carl Lindberg. Our 4th annual Summer Short Shakespeare! Playing July 10-19. Admission is FREE! This contemporary adaptation puts Shakespeare's classic lovers, performers, and fairies on a college campus with fun references to current culture icons and social environments. Join in the merriment as four young lovers set out for the forest, where a below amateur theater troupe is rehearsing... until the real drama club discovers these mere mortals in their midst. From then on what else could happen, but action fit for Shakespeare: mischief ensues until dawn. Rated PG-13. (About Summer Short Shakespeare: Every Summer we will perform one of Shakespeare's plays that has been significantly shortened and given a relevant spin while holding true to the Elizabethan style of audience/actor interaction.)
July 17, 2020

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Summer Short Shakespeare '20 - A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare. Adapted by Carl Lindberg. Our 4th annual Summer Short Shakespeare! Playing July 10-19. Admission is FREE! This contemporary adaptation puts Shakespeare's classic lovers, performers, and fairies on a college campus with fun references to current culture icons and social environments. Join in the merriment as four young lovers set out for the forest, where a below amateur theater troupe is rehearsing... until the real drama club discovers these mere mortals in their midst. From then on what else could happen, but action fit for Shakespeare: mischief ensues until dawn. Rated PG-13. (About Summer Short Shakespeare: Every Summer we will perform one of Shakespeare's plays that has been significantly shortened and given a relevant spin while holding true to the Elizabethan style of audience/actor interaction.)
July 18, 2020

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Summer Short Shakespeare '20 - A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare. Adapted by Carl Lindberg. Our 4th annual Summer Short Shakespeare! Playing July 10-19. Admission is FREE! This contemporary adaptation puts Shakespeare's classic lovers, performers, and fairies on a college campus with fun references to current culture icons and social environments. Join in the merriment as four young lovers set out for the forest, where a below amateur theater troupe is rehearsing... until the real drama club discovers these mere mortals in their midst. From then on what else could happen, but action fit for Shakespeare: mischief ensues until dawn. Rated PG-13. (About Summer Short Shakespeare: Every Summer we will perform one of Shakespeare's plays that has been significantly shortened and given a relevant spin while holding true to the Elizabethan style of audience/actor interaction.)
July 19, 2020

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Campus: Ankeny
Location: Black Box Theatre in Building 5
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Summer Short Shakespeare '20 - A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare. Adapted by Carl Lindberg. Our 4th annual Summer Short Shakespeare! Playing July 10-19. Admission is FREE! This contemporary adaptation puts Shakespeare's classic lovers, performers, and fairies on a college campus with fun references to current culture icons and social environments. Join in the merriment as four young lovers set out for the forest, where a below amateur theater troupe is rehearsing... until the real drama club discovers these mere mortals in their midst. From then on what else could happen, but action fit for Shakespeare: mischief ensues until dawn. Rated PG-13. (About Summer Short Shakespeare: Every Summer we will perform one of Shakespeare's plays that has been significantly shortened and given a relevant spin while holding true to the Elizabethan style of audience/actor interaction.)