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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 Saturday, May 19th at 3:00-5:00 at the theater on Broadway St. in Rowan.(Schedule to be determined.)
Performance on Saturday, June 5. at Rowan Fun Day
Auditions: Friday and Saturday, May 18th & 19th at 5:30 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.

Membership 2017 Season

Membership Reserved Seat Pass   $40.00
Includes 1 ticket for each of: Doublewide Texas - Charlotte's Web - Lily, The Felon's Daughter

• Reserve your favorite seat now and when you renew next year, you can own that same seat.
• Price reflects a discount as compared to an individual ticket to a performance of each of three plays.
• Book your dates now, but if you require a change, the box office will arrange it according to availability.
• Claim your Swag Bag at any performance.
• MRSP members cast the final ballot for outstanding performers of 2017.

Valid Through December 31, 2017

2017 Flex Pass $40.00
Choose 3 tickets in any combination: Doublewide Texas - Charlotte's Web - Lily, The Felon's Daughter

• Purchase three passes at a discount, select the show & reserve your seat at your convenience.
• Use as many or as few of your 3 passes for a show as you wish.
• Bring guests who may use your pass.
• Price reflects discount from individual passes.

Valid through December 31, 2017


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.