We are hosting a tent show!Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Friday and Saturday, July 6 and 7Ã‚Â – curtain at 7:30Ã‚Â PM but come at 6PM toÃ‚Â get in on all the fun!Ã‚Â
The Jenison Meacham Art Museum and Farm in rural BelmondÃ‚Â (seeÃ‚Â driving directions below)Ã‚Â will be the scene for some groundbreaking theatrical work with its roots in our rural past when the Iowa Tent Theatre Project cruises into town with its vintage vehicles, red and yellow big top tent that will seat 300 and a company of energetic young actors.Ã‚Â Patterned after the old-time tent shows that toured the American Midwest in a bygone era, the Iowa Tent Theatre Project promises a pleasant reminiscense for those who have knownÃ‚Â this style of entertainment, and a surprising and exciting newÃ‚Â experience for thoseÃ‚Â who weren’t here to catch it the first time around!
The play is “Standing Tall: an Iowa Tent Play” by native Iowan Ralph Hall who alsoÃ‚Â founded the company and directs the play.Ã‚Â Entertainment with the whole family in mind, the play features sets,Ã‚Â masks and puppets by professional designer Bruce Marrs, and even a tornado!Ã‚Â The Iowa Tent Theatre Project is committed to a celebration of the people and places of Iowa.Ã‚Â Don’t miss a moment of this magical evening shared with family and friends!Ã‚Â
This engagement of the ITTP is sponsored cooperatively by the Iowa River Players and its parent organization, the Belmond Area Arts Council, with primary funding from the Luick Memorial Trust of Belmond.Ã‚Â Additional funding fromÃ‚Â the Belmond United Way and the L K Boutin GrantÃ‚Â ~ administeredÃ‚Â through IACT (Iowa Association of Community Theatres).
To get to the Jenison Meacham Art Museum and Farm – from Belmond, go North 1 mi. on Hwy 69, turn East on Hwy c-20 and go 1 mi., turn North on Taylor Avenue and go 1-1/4 mi.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
Tickets to the Tent Theatre are just $5 for adults and “a buck a kid” through high school ~ a bargain!Ã‚Â Get tickets at the door before the showÃ‚Â or at the Belmond July 4th picnic lunch in Belmond City Park at noon.
For more information on the Iowa Tent Theatre Project visitÃ‚Â www.iowatenttheatre.org