GIVING TREE THEATER, Marion. (319) 213-7956. GivingTreeTheater.com. A GTT Murder Mystery. Jan 21–23. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Feb. 4–20.
RIVERSIDE THEATRE, Iowa City. RiversideTheatre.org. (319) 338-7672. Eden Prairie, 1971. On the night Apollo 15 lands on the moon, a draft dodger steals home to Eden Prairie, Minnesota from Canada. He risks arrest to deliver a message to a young woman from his high school class. This beautifully etched play challenges notions of bravery and the cost of freedom. World premiere by Mat Smart. February 4–20.
THEATRE CEDAR RAPIDS, 102 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids. TheatreCR.org.
DES MOINES PLAYHOUSE, 831 42nd St., Des Moines. DMPlayhouse.com. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical! Pigeon is hilariously brought to life on stage in this new hit family musical written by Mo Willems. Jan. 7–23.
DES MOINES PERFORMING ARTS, 221 Walnut St., DesMoinesPerformingArts.org. The Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody. Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down. January 25–30.
CIRCA ’21 DINNER PLAYHOUSE, Rock Island, IL. Circa21.com. The Play That Goes Wrong. Welcome to opening night of Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’s newest production of an Agatha Christie-like 1920s murder mystery, “The Murder at Haversham Manor”—where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous! Jan. 14– March 12.
FILMSCENE at the Chauncey, 404 E. College St., Iowa City. ICFilmScene.org. The Tragedy of MacBeth. Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen’s bold and fierce adaptation: a tale of murder, madness, ambition, and wrathful cunning beautifully realized in stark black and white. Opens Jan. 1. The Hero. The latest from Academy Award-winning director Asghar Farhadi follows Rahim, a calligrapher in prison for a debt he is unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint with the help of his girlfriend and a scheme that might be too good to be true. Opens Jan. 7. Julia. This new documentary brings to life the legendary cookbook author and television superstar, Julia Childs, who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women. Opens Jan. 7.
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA THEATRES, E.C. Mabie Theatre, Iowa City, Theatre.UIowa.edu. Iowa Directors Festival 2022. This annual series includes four productions produced over two weeks, all directed by the MFA directing candidates. Feb. 3–12.
ADLER THEATRE, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. (563) 326-8500.
BRUCEMORE MANSION, Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater, Cedar Rapids. Brucemore.org. (319) 362-7375.
CEDAR FALLS COMMUNITY THEATER, Oster Regent, 103 Main St., Cedar Falls. (319) 277-5283.
CITY CIRCLE THEATRE COMPANY, Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. (319) 248-9370. CoralvilleArts.org.
DES MOINES METRO OPERA, Blank Performing Arts Center, 513 North D St., Indianola. DesMoinesMetroOpera.org.
REVIVAL THEATRE COMPANY & CSPS, CSPS Hall, 1103 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids. RevivalTheatreCompany.com.
CORALVILLE CENTER for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville. (319) 248-9370.
DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER, 221 E. Walnut St., Des Moines. (515) 246-2300.
DES MOINES YOUNG ARTISTS THEATRE, 4801 Franklin Ave., Des Moines. (515) 218-8016.
DREAMWELL THEATRE, Public Space One, 120 N. Dubuque St., Iowa City. Dreamwell.com.
FAIRFIELD AREA COMMUNITY THEATER, Walton Club, 2265 Walton Lake Road, Fairfield.
FILMSCENE at the Chauncey, Iowa City. ICFilmScene.org.
IOWA CITY COMMUNITY THEATRE, Johnson Co. Fairgrounds, Iowa City. (319) 338-0443.
IOWA STAGE THEATER COMPANY, Salisbury House & Gardens, Shakespeare on the Lawn, Des Moines. SalisburyHouse.org.
IOWA STAGE THEATRE CO., Kum & Go Theater, Des Moines. IowaStage.org.
MIRRORBOX THEATRE, CSPS Hall, Cedar Rapids. MirrorboxTheatre.com. Out the Box Reading Series (Virtual). Mirrorbox Theatre’s online performance series features fresh, contemporary plays, streamed live to a limited audience. RSVP required. Various Fridays at 8 p.m. Free.
OLD CREAMERY THEATRE Drive-In Live, Price Creek Event Center, Amana. (319) 622-6262. OldCreamery.com.
THE PLAYERS WORKSHOP, Burlington. (319) 753-6623.
PYRAMID THEATRE, Prairie Meadows Riviera Amphitheater at Riverview Park, Des Moines, DMPlayhouse.com.
REVIVAL THEATRE COMPANY & Coe College, Dows Theatre, 1220 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids. RevivalTheatreCompany.com.
THEATRE CEDAR RAPIDS @ Brucemore, Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater, 2160 Linden Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids. Brucemore.org. Theatre-CR.org.
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA THEATRE, Iowa City. (319) 335-1160.
WASHINGTON COMMUNITY THEATER, 2227 250th St., Washington. (319) 653-5175. WCTheater.com.
WATERLOO COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE, 224 Commercial St., Waterloo. (319) 235-0367.