2020-2021 Season

Season 2020-2021 Sees Dimensions of Friendship, Foes, and Family 


We are thrilled to be able to announce the lineup for ISTC’s fourth season. We are bringing back two shows rescheduled from the pandemic, The Cake and Sweat. One of the great classics of the American stage, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, will be seen for the first time in a long while in central Iowa. Scrooge and Marley are back in the thrilling holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. And for the second year we have a world premiere from an Iowa Playwright, a successor to a hugely popular show in recent years,

Karen Schaeffer’s Girls’ Weekend 2.

All of these back in our home at the Stoner

Theater of Des Moines Performing Arts.


We cannot wait to see you at the theater!

Matthew McIver

Artistic Director

It’s the long-awaited sequel to Karen Schaeffer’s hit comedy Girls’ Weekend! The girls are back at Dot's cabin, ready for an epic bachelorette party. But no one is ready for a smack down, an unsolved mystery, and an ex who just can't stay away. It's going to take a glass or two to get through this girls' weekend.

Girls' Weekend 2

By Karen Schaeffer

September 25 - October 18, 2020

A Christmas Carol is a holiday tradition for Iowa Stage Theatre Company! Bring the family to share the timeless tale of Scrooge’s ghostly visitations and his Yuletide change of heart.

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens

Adapted by Michael Wilson

December 11 - 20, 2020

Jen returns to her North Carolina hometown to ask Della, her godmother, to bake her wedding cake. Della refuses because Jen is marrying a woman. Mix in a baking reality TV show and dormant marriage, and things get very, very interesting.

The Cake

By Bekah Brunstetter

February 5 - 14, 2021

Lynn Nottage’s masterpiece of blue collar America looks at the tensions of factory workers as they struggle with labor strife, racial tension, getting another gimlet and the boiling frustrations of trying to make a dollar out of fifty cents.


By Lynn Nottage

March 19 - 28, 2021

Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece follows one long summer day in the life of the Tyrone family. Cracked love and lost dreams collide against addiction and illness. But despite all the love, the unforgettable ending is one of the greatest moments written for the stage.

Long Day's Journey Into Night

By Eugene O'Neill

May 14 - 23, 2021

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