‘Listening for Grace’: A play reconciling sexuality, comedy and Christ

Listening for Grace Old Brick Church — Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. Issues of religion and sexuality are difficult to navigate in conversation. Navigating just those sorts of difficulties is where the arts — and theatre in particular — excel. Enter Ted Swartz. For two decades, Swartz has been travelling the U.S. and the […]

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Things that go bump on the stage: IC’s October theatre lineup is spooky good

Humans love to tell each other stories. We sit around our proverbial campfires and spin yarns to keep the dark at bay. This time of year, though, the dark lasts longer; our fears are deeper. The nights are chill, the trees are stark. The earth is cycling away from the sun, and, as a society, […]

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Osheroff’s ‘Shipwrecked!’ brings ‘brash and brave’ comedy to Riverside Theatre

SHIPWRECKED! An Entertainment Riverside Theatre — Through Sunday, Oct. 18 (times vary) The inaugural show of Riverside Theatre’s current season starts things off with warmth and wonder, in a production of Donald Margulies’ delightful 2007 play SHIPWRECKED! An Entertainment — The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself). Fans of the classic […]

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IC Community Theatre’s production of ‘Damn Yankees’ proves ‘All you really need is heart’

Damn Yankees Johnson County Fairground — through Sunday, Sep. 27 On Friday, Sep. 18 Iowa City Community Theatre opened its 60th season with its production of the musical Damn Yankees, directed by Katie Boothroyd. With music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and book by George Abbot and Douglas Wallop, this 1955 classic […]

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Local opera troupe brings Mozart’s ‘Così fan tutte’ to Iowa City


Mozart’s Così fan tutte Locations, dates and times of performance vary (see below) Iowa City Concert Opera, one of eastern Iowa’s newest performing groups, will present their inaugural production this weekend: a concert version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s well-known opera Così fan tutte. The plot of the show — who’s title translates roughly to “So […]

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