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As One: Behind the Scenes Discussion

Friday, November 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Des Moines Civic Center, Stoner Theater
221 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Before you see this amazing production, bring your lunch and hear from composer Laura Kaminsky and co-librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed to explore the show’s origins.

As One is a contemporary chamber opera that tells the story of Hannah, a transgender woman. Over the course of 15 songs, Hannah explores her challenges growing up in a small town, her struggles with family and her inspiring journey of becoming true to herself. 

As One runs from November 17-19. See showtimes and purchase tickets here.

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One Iowa NORTH is a regional affiliate located in Mason City. One Iowa NORTH focuses on the needs of LGBTQ people in northern Iowa, their families, and allies to provide education and support.

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