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2018 Season 
The Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon  
Auditions: Sunday, Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm and Monday, Feb. 12 @ 6:00 pm at the Rowan Town Hall on Main St.
6 Performances: Fridays, Saturdays at 7:00pm & Sundays at 2:00pm, April 20, 21, 22 and 27, 28, 29.
NEW!! Saturday performances will feature a "Mommy's & Daddy's Night Out" with childcare during the show, on the premises, including snacks, games, and crafts for kid's between the ages of 2-12.
IRP's 19th Annual Drama Workshop for kids in grades 4-8
Beginning on Thursday, May 13th at 4:00-6:00 at the theater on Broadway St. in Rowan.
Performance on Saturday, June 2. at Rowan Fun Day



Auditions: Thursday and Friday, May 10th & 11th at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Theater on Broadway St. in Rowan.
6 Performances: Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00pm and Sundays at 2:oopm on July 20, 21, 22 & 27, 28, 29




Vintage Hitchcock, a Classic Live Radio Drama
(Auditions: Saturday and Sunday, September 8 & 9 at 7:00)
6 Performances: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 and Sundays at 2:00,  October 26, 27, 28 and November 2, 3 & 4.

Iowa River Players Community Theater Sponsorship Opportunities

Iowa River Players is a community theater in the heart of Iowa. We are empowered to stage quality plays with affordable ticket prices through the aid of donations, ticket sales and a whole bunch of dedicated volunteers. As you probably know, no theater can be successful without some “Angels.” We invite you to be a grand part of Iowa River Players 19th Season by sponsoring one or more of our productions. We are a 501(c) organization with a mission: to delight our hometown audience with wonderful theater. We consistently work to improve our beautiful facility in Rowan, IA.


To show our appreciation, we have some benefits to offer at different levels of support.


Per Each Production

  • $500 donation includes 30 complimentary tickets ($450 value)
    • On stage recognition of your business, family or group
    • Full page ad in our program


  • $250 donation includes 12 tickets($180 value)
    • A “Thank You” from the stage
    • A half page ad in our program


  • $100 includes 4 tickets ($60 value)
    • with acknowledgment in our program


We welcome you to sponsor one, two or three productions in our 2018 season.


Advertising can be purchased independently of sponsorships.  


  • Full page ad - $60
  • ½ page ad- $35
  • ¼ page ad - $20


Tickets and information at and on FaceBook.

We are proud to be part of the Belmond Area Arts Council

Restroom Repair Fund

The theater sustained significant damage over the winter.  The handicap-accessible restrooms created by Jimmie Johnson and Jack Burt became water-damaged because of a leaky valve in the basement.


We need your help to keep your theater in good repair.

Doc Kollasch Memorial Fund

Dr. Albert Kollasch is fondly remembered by many in our theater company for his singing role as "The Felon, Robin Steel" in our original production of Lily, The Felon's Daughter. To the end of his life, he remained a foster father to the young lady who played his daughter and a firm believer in the power and value of community theatre. An endowment fund has been established in his memory. We would be most honored if you would consider helping us build on his legacy by contributing to this fund.

Sponsor a Seat

Many of the 190 seats in the Iowa River Players House are designated to honor friends and relatives of our Patrons and Members. For a donation of $100, you may choose a seat that will display a plaque naming your choice of honoree. Your donation supports the theater arts in rural Iowa.