Welcome to ISE's Year Round Show Site
About ISE's Season (plus 5 minute slide show):
SEPTEMBER 2015 NOTE:
ISE's exciting Fall and Christmas Season shows are now being posted! And, note that we usually update our summer season show schedule each year in Spring, on or following Shakespeare's April Birthday.
And in going forward: great news: ISE continues to strengthen and expand our exciting partnership with the Iowa Governor's Mansion at Terrace Hill. ISE WILL be back at Terrace Hill in October AND December 2015, presenting another NEW adaptation of our extremely popular Dracula show- and reprising for the 8th Season our extraordinary Holiday Hit: ISE's A Christmas Carol.
We'll also be unveiling the growing Shakespeare Festival on the shady and magnificent Terrace Hill grounds in summer 2016.
.... 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!
ISE's 2015 YEAR ROUND SEASON
ARE NOW POSTED
BY POPULAR DEMAND, WE WILL REPEAT AND EXPAND 100% OF OUR AMAZING 2014 SHOWS -
but with all new twists and turns!
SO, ISE's 2015 YEAR ROUND FALL AND CHRISTMAS SEASON WILL INCLUDE:
October 2015: Cabaret Macabre at 3 different historic venues across the Metro
(see THE BUZZ page!)
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: Friday October 16- Saturday October 31
For more information, see The Buzz Page
and/or hit tabs to right!
To buy Tickets, Visit RedTruckTickets.com
Early December 2015: 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
More information posted in November and on Terrace Hill website!
Coming Late Winter 2017: The Fireside Series (under development)
The Fireside Series will present ISE's new "Emerging Directors" series, a first for the Metro
Sophisticated Evenings of Drama, Wine and Elegance
Summer Season: ISE's Annual FREE Shakesperience Festival of the Classic Arts
An al fresco Tradition in true Repertory
Dates TBA April - July