On Saturday, November 13, 2010, Tom Milligan, an award winning professional actor, will portray Grant Wood at the Mason City Public Library. The program will be held in
Room 133, adjacent to the Commons, at 2:00 pm. Tom has appeared in literally hundreds of plays across the state and also offers workshops on acting throughout Iowa, and also appears on Iowa Public Television.
Grant Wood: Prairie Rebel In this 45-minute, one-man show, Grant Wood chats with the audience as if talking to an old friend across the backyard fence, or maybe at his home at Five Turner Alley in Cedar Rapids. He tells us about his life and how he changed the art world forever with his work. It is the man behind American Gothic that we hear and see, and the story of how he took the moments, the memories, and the people of our state, and showed the whole world the uniqueness of this Iowa. After the presentation, the audience is encouraged to ask questions of the actor about Grant Wood and his life.
This program is provided through a grant from Humanities Iowa. It is free to the public and refreshments will be available.