American Dreamer Performances

To celebrate Henry A. Wallace’s 131st birthday, Tom Milligan will portray the Iowa native during a dinner theater performance of “American Dreamer: The Life and Times of Henry A. Wallace” on Monday, October 7 at the Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center near Orient. The 3-course dinner begins at 6 pm with the performance at 7 pm.

The one-act play is based on the award-winning book of the same name by Senator John C. Culver and John Hyde. After the 45 minute performance, audience members can talk with Milligan and view Henry A. Wallace artifacts on display. Tickets are $35 per person, including gratuity. Reservations are required by calling 641.337-5019 or emailing Lisa. Seating is limited.

Performer Tom Milligan has spent 45 years as a working theater artist in Iowa. As an actor, director, scenic designer and producer, his work has been seen throughout the Midwest, especially at the Des Moines Playhouse, Ingersoll Dinner Theater, The Drake Opera Theater, Hoyt Sherman Place, The Drama Workshop and other venues in the Des Moines area. In 2005 he moved to the Amana Colonies, working on multiple productions at the Old Creamery Theater and the Iowa Theater Artists Company, plus many self-produced productions.