Category Archives: Theater

Three x Three: Our Annual One Act Play Festival


: March 28-31, 2019 (Thu-Sat at 7:00 p.m. & Sun at 1:00 p.m.)
Tickets: $10-$15
Ages: 13+.
Duration: Under 2 hrs., including one intermission.

Applause Community Theatre presents
Three x Three: Our Annual One Act Play Festival

Applause Community Theatre is proud to present 3 one act plays by local playwrights. We chose two of these from several scripts submitted to us this fall/winter. The third was commissioned from resident playwright James Lundy. We have presented several of his works in the past to enthusiastic response. We are omitting descriptions of the plays as to do so could spoil surprises in the scripts. Please join us for an enjoyable evening of one acts.

  • Letters, by Ginny Leutgeb and directed by Gary Davis
  • Strings, by Brian Cern and directed by Duane Kolvisto
  • Locked Inside the Pretty Box by resident playwright James Lundy and directed by Chad Snyder


God of Carnage

Dates: May 10-18, 2019

Lex-Ham Community Theater presents
God of Carnage
written by Yasmina Reza
translated by Christopher Hampton
directed by Sara Skar

After two boys fight and one physically hurts the other, their parents meet to discuss the situation rationally and maturely. At least, that was the intent.

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Gone Missing

Dates: Jan 17-27, 2019 (Thu-Sat at 7:30 p.m. & Sun at 2:30 p.m.)
Tickets: $25 (select performances are Pay What You Can)
Ages: Ages 13+
Duration: 80 minutes approx.

Theatre Elision presents
Gone Missing
Music & Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Book by Steven Cosson

Gone Missing is a wry and whimsical documentary musical about things that go missing — keys, personal identification, a Gucci pump…or one’s mind. The show is a collection of very personal accounts of things lost and found, creating a unique tapestry of the ways in which we deal with and relate to loss in our lives. Devised from interviews with real-life New Yorkers by The Civilians, a New York-based company producing new work from creative investigations. This 80-minute, one-act musical is performed with no intermission.

Theatre Elision develops and produces new or reimagined theatrical works that tell compelling stories with music, acting, and visual art. Learn more…


The Liminal Being




Dates: Thu-Sat, Jan 10-12, 2019 at 7:30 pm & Sun, Jan 13 at 2:00 pm
Tickets: $10
Ages: Ages 16+
Duration: 60 mins.

The Liminal Being
written and performed by Mai Rose
(presented by Mai Rose as a part of the Theaterwalla program)

An earlier version of this play was presented at Dreamland Arts in 2017.

Take a journey through the absurd, tragic, and beautiful life of Mai Rose. Each chapter weaves through their story with the rhythm of life and brings us closer to an understanding of what it means to be human. Pieces of the picture fall into place, bringing poverty, disability, child abuse and sexual assault into stark relief. It reminds us that tragedy and injustice doesn’t only happen to other people, it can also happen to us. Their story may be painful at times, but it is imbued with hope and promise; a testament to the human spirit in us all. This show inspires the audience to be the heroes that the world is crying out for.

About Mai Rose: Mai studied Theater and English at Drake University and has performed as an actor and singer from the Des Moines Playhouse to First Avenue. They graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Sociology and Communications. Mai spent the last few years building a career as a speaker and writer, with a focus on personal growth as a tool for social change. They are currently working on their second feature length screenplay. Learn more about Mai’s work at