The Roosevelts Meet Ding Darling

  • September 14, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Amana Performing Arts Center

    39 38th Avenue
    Amana, Iowa 52203
Ticket Price $15.00 Buy Tickets
Description

This is a TWO ACT EVENT! 

Act 1: CARTOONS & CONSERVATION: A Visit with Ding Darling

 This one act play was premiered at the 2016 Iowa State Fair and has been in great demand ever since!

In this hour-long presentation, Jay N. "Ding" Darling visits with the audience in his 11th floor office at The Des Moines Register. Beginning with his early years in Sioux City, where he became aware of the natural world around him, as well as his developing skills as an editorial cartoonist, he reflects upon his remarkable life journey. His story continues to include 2 Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoons for The Register, and a remarkable career as a nationally known conservationist. From the introduction of The Duck Stamp to the creation of the National Wildlife Federation, Darling's influence was felt, not only through his cartoons, but through his actions as well. Considered by many to be one of the most influential members of the modern conservation movement in the first half of the 20th century, the impact of his work is still felt today. 

 

Act 2: 

THEODORE TAKES ON National Parks, Conservation, & Preservation

Theodore Roosevelt describes how he felt about conservation and preservation throughout his life, how his family felt about it, and how he saved more than 200 million acres of land for future generations to enjoy.

And YES! These two legends will cross paths and "meet" discussing the importance of conservation.

Date & Time

Sat, Sep 14, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue Details

The Amana Performing Arts Center

39 38th Avenue
Amana, Iowa 52203 The Amana Performing Arts Center
TKM Theatrical Productions

TKM THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) and charitable organization.

Tom Milligan has been a working theatrical professional for the past 45+ years, working as an actor, director, scene designer, producer, and writer. Originally from Des Moines, companies credited to his resume include Charlie's Showplace Dinner Theatre, The Drake Opera, The Drama Workshop, The Old Creamery Theatre Company, The Iowa Theatre Artists Company, as well as many other arts groups around the state.

Deb Kennedy has been working professionally for the past 25 years, working throughout the Midwest onstage, offstage, touring, and occasionally onscreen. 

Deb & Tom’s career paths crossed in 2005, where they quickly realized they were a great creative team, and the production Team of Kennedy & Milligan (TKM THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS) was established in 2014.

Theatre is a community. It’s laughter, its family, it’s an escape. Our mission is simple. We want to make you laugh, and bring people together with their friends, neighbors, and families. Our goal is to provide affordable entertainment to the Amana Colonies and the surrounding rural communities of Iowa. We strive to provide diverse entertainment, and life enriching projects, with offerings ranging from dinner theatre productions, comedies, live music, or children's plays and workshops. Basically, our goal is to bring fun and LAUGHTER to our community!

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