MVLCT has not done a ton of holiday shows, but that doesn’t mean we do not like to celebrate! Here’s to a happy holiday season! Adios, 2020! We are going to still celebrate our 40th anniversary, cuz we didn’t get to do it proper this year, and also WHY NOT??!See you all next year and we will keep you posted on all of the fun stuff we have in store for 2021.
MVLCT has had lots of people come and go and it is always a joy when those who have left for far off places come back to our corner of the world. Hence our focus being our 2005 production of Kiss Me, Kate. This Shakespearean romp was filled with all sorts of people who have gone off to other pursuits. Whether in the arts or other ventures, we love to see them take off, but we certainly don’t complain when they come home.
FROM BRADEN JP ROOD (GANGSTER #2)
Kiss Me, Kate was my first
This week’s TBT is The Foreigner. A fun and funny farce from the 1980s, that happens to have relevance today. The serious undercurrent that anchors this enduring hit is a reminder that, in some quarters, not much has changed in the racist heart of America.
FROM ANTON ROOD (DIRECTOR)
Awww yes, The Foreigner. My first full length directorial debut.
I had directed a hand full of short plays at Theatre Cedar Rapids prior to this and a one-act in high school, but beyond that everything I had contributed to the theater was on the
This week’s Throw Back Thursday looks back at a wacky comedy done in our dinner theatre days.
Back in the day, we did dinner theatres at Cornell College in the dinning area of the Commons. A musical in the summer at Armstrong Hall (pre-Kimmel) and a dinner theatre in the dining area. Ahhhh those were the days!!
In Saving Grace, I played the Grace they were saving. A wacky comedic role, and if I remember right, it involved drenching me in water at one point every performance.
Doug Mattison was my leading man and he