MASON CITY — Tom Milligan, an award-winning professional actor, will portray Grant Wood in “Grant Wood: Prairie Rebel” at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mason City Public Library.

The program will be held in Room 133, adjacent to the Commons.

Milligan has appeared in hundreds of plays across the state and also offers workshops on acting throughout Iowa, and also appears on Iowa Public Television.

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 about his life and how he changed the art world forever with his work. It is the man behind American Gothic that audiences hear and see, and the story of how he took the moments, the memories, and the people of Iowa and showed the whole world its uniqueness.

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.

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