Straight, White and Berserk

Theatre Review By John Domini 12/16/2015/CityView Independent Newspaper The set keeps things plain, but not the pajamas. Designer Tim Wisgerhof restrained himself, deliberately, for the interiors of “Straight White Men.” He worked as if from Sears-&-Roebuck, using mostly brown and beige. He put up artwork by Andrew Wyeth, who celebrated…

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StageWest’s ‘Straight White Men’ pokes at liberal guilt

Des Moines Register Theatre Review Michael Morain, mmorain@dmreg.com2:30 p.m. CST December 14, 2015 When three brothers start screaming at each other about white privilege at the end of StageWest’s new play at the Des Moines Social Club, their dear old dad shakes his head in exasperation. “You keep saying this,”…

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And the Cloris nominees are . . .

So here come the Clorises. The Des Moines Social Club has announced the nominees for the Greater Des Moines Cloris Leachman Excellence in Theater Arts Awards, which “celebrate the metro’s best talent both onstage and behind the scenes,” according to a press release on Monday. The winners will be announced…

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StageWest Announces 2015-2016 Season

StageWest Theatre Company is pleased to announce the 2015 – 2016 season schedule. Get ready for an exciting season of progressive theatre feature some of the most talked about plays from across the country. Season tickets may be purchased by contacting bryan@stagewestiowa.com or calling (515) 309-0251. Bad Jews By Joshua…

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is LOL funny

Theatre Review/Des Moines Register By Michael Morain, mmorain@dmreg.com May 11, 2015 In StageWest's bizarre show this week at the Des Moines Social Club, a pair of mopey, middle-aged siblings spend a lot of time watching wild turkeys from their sitting-room window. One morning their clairvoyant housekeeper shows up to shout…

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