October 6-22, 2017

‘Ben Butler’ an exquisite game of cat and mouse: Iowa Theatre Artists Company drama twists through desperate maze of manipulations

REVIEW by Diana Nollen, Cedar Rapids Gazette

BenButler“Ben Butler” is one of the most thought-provoking, smart and surprising plays I’ve seen in a long time. And in the hands of four seasoned pros and the marvelous talent of the Iowa Theatre Artists Company, it just sings in the intimate, historic surroundings of Die Heimat Next Door Event Center in Homestead, one of the Amana Colonies. READ MORE


BEN BUTLER is “part comedy, part historical drama and part biography, often all at once…Just call it splendid…The beauty of the script…is how it approaches thorny topics. In short, it’s a hoot. Rather than dry exposition or long-winded discussions, these men use wordplay that is by turns sarcastic, droll and witty…[Strand’s] comic voice is…clever without being glib, meaningful without being pretentious. It’s a funny and impressive mixture.” —The New York Times.

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Venue: Die Heimat’s Next Door Event Center, 4434 V St, Homestead, Iowa. 

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