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Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds release statements on 9/11 anniversary PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Office of Governor Terry Branstad   
Thursday, 13 September 2012 07:46

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statements to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:

“We must never forget the terrible atrocities of that fateful day, and we must continue to promote this great experiment that is America. Iowans answered the call of duty on 9/11, and have every day since. As our Iowa military service members so bravely responded with their determination, I hope all Iowans will take time today to remember the sacrifices of our service members and their families.” – Gov. Terry E. Branstad

“Today we remember those who perished in the deliberate, violent attack on our nation. The terrorists hoped to tear a hole in the fabric of our ideals, but instead Americans responded with a strengthened resolve as a united country. I encourage all Iowans to take a moment, remember those we lost, and pledge their time and energy to make this country a better place for all who reside within its borders.” – Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds

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Auditions at Riverside Theatre Sept. 15 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Burnett   
Monday, 10 September 2012 14:06

Iowa City, Iowa - Riverside Theatre will be holding auditions on Saturday, September 15, 1-3 p.m.

The 2012-2013 season has one role available in The Exit Interview (male actor, 20s-35). This raucous comedy by William Missouri Downs is a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere.

It will begin rehearsals December 19, 2012 and open January 25, 2013.

Actors (either male or female) may also audition for Walking the Wire, which will be cast in November following final selection of monologues.

Those wishing to audition are required to prepare one contemporary monologue (2 minute maximum) and bring a headshot if not already on file.

To schedule an audition please call the Riverside Theatre Box Office at 319-338-7672. Box office hours are Noon to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

For more information on the 2012-2013 season, contact Artistic Director Jody Hovland at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Iowans Deliver Copy of Ryan Budget to Ben Lange PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Braley for Congress - Jeff Giertz   
Sunday, 09 September 2012 12:57
Lange says he won't reveal position on Ryan Budget until he's done reading bill

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA -- A group of concerned Iowans delivered a copy of Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget to Ben Lange’s campaign headquarters today, urging Lange to finish reading the bill so he can give Iowa voters a straight answer on whether he supports the plan or opposes it.
Lange already supports the key proposals in the Ryan Budget, including provisions that would turn Medicare into a voucher program and end Social Security’s guaranteed benefits to gamble retirement savings on the stock market.  But Lange says that because he hasn’t read the entire Ryan Budget, he can’t say whether he’d vote for it or against it.
Mike Olson of Cedar Rapids said, “Back in March, Ben Lange said he started reading the Ryan Budget.  But since he hasn’t finished yet, we figured he might have lost his copy.  So we’re delivering a fresh printout to Ben’s office so he can finish what he started and give Iowans a clear answer on whether he supports the Ryan Budget or not.
“We know Ben supports the big ideas in the Ryan Budget, like turning Medicare into a voucher program and privatizing Social Security.  But with all his talk of political courage, we think Ben should level with Iowa voters and just tell us if he’d vote for the Ryan Budget bill or against it.”
The Ryan Budget can be downloaded at the following link: http://1.usa.gov/NvuuBL.  The full bill itself, H. Con. Res. 34, can be downloaded here: http://1.usa.gov/ObbHky
Lange has said repeatedly he supports phasing out Social Security and Medicare’s guaranteed benefits for workers under age 55 – proposals taken practically word-for-word from Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget proposals.
Yet for months, Lange has refused to say whether he’d vote for or against the Ryan Budget, saying he can’t take a position because he hasn’t read the bill:
  • In March, Lange said in St. Donatus that he would take a position on the Ryan Budget when he “completed” reading it.  VIDEO: http://youtu.be/72IM0lZlW7A
  • In July, Lange told Iowans in Marshalltown he hadn’t “read every aspect of [Ryan’s] budget plan."  VIDEO: http://youtu.be/6zat3GVP-Sc
  • Finally, last week, Lange told the Des Moines Register editorial board that “I haven’t read his [Ryan’s] entire plan.  That’s why I always say to folks I haven’t signed on whole cloth either way to it.”  VIDEO: http://youtu.be/eptLiiIoKu4
For more information on Lange’s avoidance of taking a position on the Ryan Budget, visithttp://www.realbenlange.com/lange-ryan-budget.

 
God of Carnage opens on The Old Creamery’s Studio Stage PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelley Klimes   
Sunday, 09 September 2012 12:50

Amana - God of Carnage, a dramatic comedy by Yasmina Reza opens Thursday, Sept.20 at 3 p.m. on the Studio Stage at The Old Creamery Theatre in Middle Amana.

Translated by Christopher Hampton, God of Carnage focuses on two couples as theymeet one evening to discuss a playground scuffle between their sons. As the eveningwears on, differences between the couples become more apparent and nerves shatter inthis thought provoking play.

The cast of God of Carnage consists of Jeff Haffner of Cleveland, Ohio; Jackie McCalland Sean McCall of Marengo and Carrie Houchins-Witt of Coralville. Winner of the2009 Tony Award for Best Play, God of Carnage is rated Theatre R for adult language

Tickets are $27 for adults and $17.50 for students. For more information or to reservetickets call The Old Creamery Theatre at 800-35-AMANA (352-6262) or visit the website at www.oldcreamery.com
The Old Creamery Theatre Company is a not-for-profit professional theatre foundedin 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. The company is celebrating 41 years of bringing live,professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest.

 
Corpus Christi Playing with Redemption PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Paula Neuhaus   
Sunday, 09 September 2012 12:16

“GAY JESUS PLAY” AND RELATED DOCUMENTARY TO DEBUT IN DUBUQUE DESPITECRIES OF “BLASPHEMY”

DUBUQUE, IA – SEPTEMBER 4, 2012 - After facing protesters, bomb threats and deaththreats in NYC, after being denounced in Scotland by the Bishop of Edinburgh, after letterslaying out how they will be shot and killed in Dallas, thousands of protests in San Francisco,picketed in Orange County, CA and millions of signatures added to a petition that has traveledall around the world demanding a ban on the play and film, 108 Productions has forged aheadand traveled internationally for six years with Terrence McNally’s Corpus Christi. Now for thefirst time in its history, with its debut in Dubuque, Iowa, the company is facing one of the biggestprotest campaigns it’s received, as it releases the documentary feature Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption.

Said actor/108 co-founder James Brandon and director/108 co-founder Nic Arnzen: “We areimmensely grateful to all those who have stood by us as we prepare to face a wave protestsfor the first time in our home town. With their support, we have no doubt that Corpus Christi’smessage of God’s inclusive love for LGBT people will drown out the angry words of those whoattack our play without having seen it.”

The 108 productions version of Corpus Christi, Terrence McNally’s controversial play, whichdepicts Jesus as a gay man in 1950s Texas, has drawn an angry response from someCatholics, as has Playing with Redemption. An online petition, based on a series of previousanti-Corpus Christi petitions by the right-wing Catholic site America Needs Fatima, has drawnover 11,000 signatures to date. The petition denounces 108 Productions’ version of theplay, along with the documentary Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption, as “unspeakableblasphemy” and “prejudicial outrage.” It also calls on Mindframe Theater, where the film is setto preview on Sept 25 and 26, to “immediately cancel the showing of this movie and play, and tooffer a public apology to Our Lord Jesus Christ and to all God fearing Americans.” In addition,108 Productions’ crew has received similar comments, in the form of personal emails, YouTubecomments, and even harassment of Arnzen’s mother in Iowa. Accordingly, a protest outside theevent is now expected, as protests have followed similar petitions for previous 108 Productionsperformances.About 108 Productions’ TourBeginning in 2006, 108 Productions launched a resoundingly successful revival production,directed by Nic Arnzen at Metropolitan Community Church in the Valley, which was lauded bycritics, continued to sell out for months at Los Angeles’ Zephyr Theatre, and went on to touracross America. In Europe, the play was an Amnesty International Freedom of Expressionnominee at the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and was awarded the Intercultural DialogueAward at the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival in 2008. After, the company celebratedthe show’s 10th anniversary Off-Broadway at the Rattlestick Theatre, benefiting the MatthewShepard Foundation and New York’s Gay Community Center. The show continued to tour through 2011 nationally and internationally, while a documentary crew followed their travels toless tolerant communities.Now, six years later, CORPUS CHRISTI: PLAYING WITH REDEMPTION will host its first sneakpreview screening tour, launching the I AM Love Campaign. The Religious Right meets the 'gayJesus play' in this documentary film inspired by the play, which continues to face censorship,protests, bomb threats and religious condemnation. Mirroring the reflections of change insociety today in regards to freedom of speech, civil rights, marriage equality and separation ofchurch and state, this production has become a vehicle for a community struggling to find itsvoice. Meanwhile, the company of actors finds itself on a journey that would forever changetheir lives.The I AM Love Campaign's mission is to ignite a dialogue on religious bullying and homophobiain all ages and walks of life by teaching self-empowerment through artistic endeavors andeducational outreach. Beyond screenings of Playing With Redemption, which will be combinedwith performances of the play in select cities, the 108 Productions company will also conducteducational and arts-based workshops alongside gay and religious leaders in conservativecommunities around the country.For more information about the play, film, and I AM Love Campaign, go to http://www.corpuschristi-themovie.com/ or http://www.108productions.org
WHAT AND WHEN:Tuesday, September 25- Sneak Preview Film Screening, 8:00pmWednesday, September 26- Sneak Preview Film Screening, 6:00pmPlay Performance, 8:00pmThursday, September 27- Free Community Symposium*, 7:00pm Play Performance, 8:30pm
For Mature Audiences only (16+). Contains Brief Nudity and Adult Language.
WHERE: Mindframe Theater, 555 John F Kennedy Rd., Dubuque, IA 52002
TICKETS: $10 film, $20 play, $25 for both, www.corpuschristi-themovie.com

 
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