Shakespeare On The Lawn At Salisbury House & Gardens presents

King Lear
by William Shakespeare

June 16-19, 2016

Showtime - 7:30 PM

Salisbury House & Gardens
4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines, Ia 50312

Grab your blankets and picnic baskets as once again RTI presents our Shakespeare On The Lawn series at Salisbury House & Gardens. 

An aging monarch obscured resolves to retire and divide his kingdom among his three daughters. The unexpected consequence of losing everything that defines him is devastating. King Lear is Shakespeare at his most profound, an ancient tale of a king and his offspring that has become the most powerful drama in Western literature. Both an intimate family drama and explosive political commentary, King Lear explores the most basic questions of human existence: love and duty; friendship and betrayal; leadership and loyalty; destiny and the overwhelming inevitability of a life nearing its end. This RTI production will capture both the epic grandeur and intimacy of this Shakespeare masterpiece.

Tickets are on sale now at or 515-274-1777.

Check out our Q&A with Richard Maynard on his thoughts on playing Lear.

Repertory Theater Of Iowa Is Proud To Announce Our
NEW 2016-2017 Season!

Death of a Salesman - American Classic

By Arthur Miller
September 23-Oct. 2, 2016


A Christmas Carol - Holiday Classic

Adapted by Larry Carpenter from the story by Charles Dickons
December 9-22, 2016


August Osage County - Modern Classic
A  joint production with StageWest Theater Company

By Tracy Letts
March 3-19, 2017

Turn of the Screw - Classic Suspense Thriller

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the story by Henry James
April 21-30, 2017

Taming of the Shrew - Classic Comedy

By William Shakespeare
At Salisbury House and Gardens
June 15-18

Flex Passes For The 2016-2017 Season
Go On Sale In May!

Grab A Flex Pass And See Theater The Way You Want!

Flex passes allow you to see the shows you want...however you want. Use your tickets all in one show or spread them out over an entire season. It's all up to you! 

Senior 3-pack flex pass = $75.00
Adult 3-pack flex pack = $84.00
Senior 4-pack flex pass = $100.00
Adult 4-pack flex pass = $112.00

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Please call Midwest Tix for reservations at 515-244-2771 
(Mon-Fri; 9am - 5pm)

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Gather Up Your Friends For Great Group Rates!

Have 10 friends? 10 co-workers? An upcoming family reunion? If you are looking for quality entertainment for your club, professional organization, company, or simply family and friends, look no further than Repertory Theater of Iowa. As the only resident professional theater in central Iowa, we can provide your group with an afternoon or evening of unparalleled theatrical entertainment. A group of ten or more qualifies for a 10% discount to any of our shows.

Ordering is easy. Just pick your show and date, and contact us to put your tickets on a courtesy hold with no deposit due.

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Repertory Theater of Iowa is honored to have received 5 Cloris Awards!

Best Play - "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Best Actor - Mark Gruber in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Best Actress - Kim Grimaldi in "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Best Lighting Design - Jay Jagim for "The Diary of Anne Frank"
Best Scenic Design - Jay Jagim for "The Diary of Anne Frank"

Congratulations to our nominated RTI Company Members. We also want to offer our congratulations to all of the nominees and winners of the inaugural Cloris Awards.

To view a full list, check out the Des Moines Register's announcement article.






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