A visit with Ding Darling
Sep 22, 2018
from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
|Where||Nashua Public Library|
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**This program is made possible by a grant received from Humanities Iowa.
This program is FREE and open to all ages.**
About the program: The art of conservation: a visit with Ding Darling
The Sioux Cityan who became one of the nation’s most respected political cartoonists and most deeply committed conservationists. Jay N. "Ding" Darling visits with the audience, as an old friend, in his 11th office at the Des Moines Register. Beginning with his early years in Sioux City he recalls his remarkable life. His story includes two Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoons for the Register and a remarkable career as a nationally known conservationist.
About the speaker:
In his 45-minute performance, Milligan will appear “in character,” share conservation with the audience and answer questions as Ding Darling would have. Tom Milligan has spent 45 years as a working theater artist in Iowa. As an actor, director, scenic designer as well as producer his work has been seen throughout Iowa and the Midwest. Beginning in 1973, many remember his work at Iowa's first dinner theater, Charlies Showplace, in Des Moines. Over the years he has been on staff at The Des Moines Playhouse, The Ingersoll Dinner Theater, The Drake Opera, Hoyt Sherman Theater, The Drama Workshop and many other venues in the Des Moines area. In 2005 he moved to the Amana Colonies, working on multiple productions at The Old Creamery Theater, The Iowa Theater Artists Company, as well as many self-produced productions. His 16 year association with humanities Iowa reflects his passion for both theater and history through his unique one man play presentations.
This program is part of the Democracy and the Informed Citizen Initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public's knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry.
We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.