Welcome to ISE's Year Round Show Site
About ISE's Season (plus 5 minute slide show):
.... Psst: Don't say we didn't warn ya - these shows almost ALWAYS sell out early! Yep - every seat, every show! ...
ABOUT ISE's YEAR ROUND THEATRE SEASON:
Check out the Site Menu to the right and explore
"THEATRE AT THE GREAT ESTATES"
OF CENTRAL IOWA
It's an Experi-Sense!
ISE's year-round theatre program of "Theater at the Great Estates" helps keep our summer festival free! And ISE is central Iowa's acknowledged specialist in creating one of the most innovative, exciting and uniquely engaging kinds of theatre:
Known in the industry as "found space" theatre (theatre produced in places not originally designed for theatre), this type of theatrical production takes special skills and expertise... but produces some of the most singularly memorable cultural experiences - -experiences which typically are resoundingly delightful for audiences and Actors alike. You will truly be "up close and personal" with this intimate theatre experience- like never before!
So you will seldom simply sit in a dark box at an ISE show and passively watch a stage. Instead, you will be drawn into artistic works at an "uber-level" of enhanced reality, as ISE's seasoned artists bring some of the world's most beloved classic stories literally to life in some of Iowa's most stunning historical landmarks, bringing the rooms and history of the Estates to life right along with the story!
These award-winning artistic collaborations between ISE and regional historical estates extend the mission of both organizations to new audiences, invite audiences into freshly engaging experiences with classic works, and also raise vital ISE earned income that is instrumental in keeping ISE's summer Shakespeare Festival free for all comers! This is where the "experience" part of our name shimmers and shines- it is a triple win-win-win for the community ...
and for the cultural scene of Iowa's amazing Capital City!
WATCH FOR ISE's 2014 DATE ANNOUNCEMENTS
TO BE POSTED IN AUTUMN
BECAUSE BY POPULAR DEMAND, WE WILL REPEAT AND EXPAND 100% OF OUR AMAZING 2014 SHOWS!
ISE's 2013-2014 YEAR ROUND SEASON INCLUDED:
October 2013: Cabaret Macabre at Historic Jordan House
Thrill to the seasonal best of chilling classics from Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and Friends
presented by candlelight in one of Iowa's finest Gothic Victorian Estates
celebrating All Hallow's Eve then and now
Dates: Saturday October 19- Friday November 1
For more information, see Midwestix.com and/or hit tabs to right!
December 2013: Iowa's First Lady presents:
ISE's A Christmas Carol at Terrace Hill
Iowa's most unque Holiday extravaganza -- Iowa's mot hospitable Holiday tradition
- a sold out annual mega hit!
Unfolding in 7 different parlors, salons and halls of Iowa's incomparable Governor's Mansion all decked out in be-dazzling Holiday Splendor
Dates: December 1 - 8
More information posted in November and on Terrace Hill website!
Late Winter 2014: The Fireside Series at Historic Rollins Mansion
Presenting ISE's new "Emerging Directors" series, a first for the Metro
Sophisticated Evenings of Drama, Wine and Elegance
Summer 2014: 6th Annual FREE Shakesperience Festival of the Classic Arts
An al fresco Tradition in true Repertory
Dates TBA April - July