12:15 am - High Culture in the Lower Midwest Alas, I cannot spend this weekend seeing August: Osage County at the Kum & Go Theater in Des Moines.
Because it's in Des Moines.
But I can see Antigone or The Importance of Being Earnest right here in Ames, and will see them both if the weather improves and I don't die of grading Children's Literature midterms.
(This post only exists in order for me to type "the Kum & Go Theater in Des Moines.")
I am, however, considering renting a car and driving up to Minneapolis for a very brief vacation over spring break. King Lear is playing at the Guthrie, as well as a contemporary play or two that I've never heard of but should probably investigate more thoroughly. (I'm not driving all that way just for a play - but I do think I need to get out of Ames for a day or two.) I don't know if it's an awful idea for me to be driving after not having driven for so long, and ideally I wouldn't start with a 3.5-hour one-way trip, but... it IS a very direct trip on the interstate.