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Posted by Genevieve Trainor |
Combined Efforts Theatre presents ‘Shell Shocked,’ a new play by Janet Schlapkohl

A new play opening this Friday at Combined Efforts Theatre was the result of a talk that theatre founder Janet Schlapkohl presented on shell shock to the Society of Medicine...

Posted by James Trainor |
‘Circle Mirror Transformation’ is uncomfortable in all the right ways

Riverside Theater opened its production of Circle Mirror Transformation last weekend, with Angie Toomsen directing. The piece takes place in an acting studio where a rather dysfunctional group of amateur...

Posted by Karle Meyers |
The weight of skirts: Anna’s costumes in ‘The King and I’

On the day of the Women's March, Jan. 21, 2017, King and I lead actress Heather Botts was onstage in L.A. playing Anna. When she said the line, "I believe...

Riverside’s ‘Bakersfield Mist’ as hilarious as it is discomfiting

Riverside’s Artistic Director, Sean Lewis, has selected a contemporary season ripe with social commentary and exposing parts of humanity not commonly discussed in the theatrical classics often produced in the...

Posted by Colleen Kennedy |
Riverside’s ‘Bomb-itty of Errors’ filled with mayhem, magic and a lot of heart

Riverside Theatre’s second summer Shakespeare production is the hilarious and touching “ad-rap-tation” of 'Comedy of Errors,' entitled 'The Bomb-itty of Errors.' This comedic hip-hop musical, which runs through July 2,...

Posted by Colleen Kennedy |
Rap is the language we speak in Riverside Theatre’s ‘Bomb-itty of Errors’

The Bomb-itty of Errors, adapted by the Q Brothers, opens Friday evening June 23, the second summer production of Riverside Theatre in the Park. Director Postell Pringle explains that “this...

Posted by Colleen Kennedy |
Victims of war: Riverside’s Theatre in the Park production of ‘Macbeth’

Riverside Theatre in the Park opens its new season with a sparse treatment of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Directed by artistic director Sean Christopher Lewis, Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy is further abridged...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor |
Updated: ICCT brings ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ to the Johnson County Fairgrounds stage

"Our production is laced with the knowledge that we all have the ability to out-of-sight-out-of-mind the woes of the world," director Rachel Howell said in an email. "We've tried to...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor |
‘The Last Days of Judas Iscariot’ opens this weekend at The Mill

It's not your average night out at The Mill. Through the efforts of Rich LeMay and Luke Spurlock-Brown, working together as Run of the Mill Theater, the restaurant -- most...

Posted by James Trainor |
Megan Gogerty breaks type to become more herself

Megan Gogerty knows there’s power in comedy -- that what is dressed up as a bit of tomfoolery can in fact be quite conscious, insightful or even subversive. Of course,...

Posted by Sarah Jarmon |
Missing ‘A View From the Bridge’ at Riverside Theatre will haunt you

A View From the Bridge Riverside Theatre -- through Feb. 12 Kristy Hartsgrove Mooers and Patrick Du Laney in Riverside Theatre's 'A View From the Bridge -- photos by Riverside...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor |
New Iowa City company brings ‘Tender Napalm’ to Public Space One

Tender Napalm Public Space One -- Friday and Saturday Jan. 20-21 at 6:30 p.m. Skylar Matthias (L) and Amiee Townsend in 'Tender Napalm' -- photo courtesy of Lightswitch Theatre Company...

‘Every Brilliant Thing’ a brilliant way to stave off the winter blues

Every Brilliant Thing Riverside Theatre -- opens Saturday, Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tim Budd in 'Every Brilliant Thing' -- photo by Riverside Theatre The holidays often bring a cloud...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor |
Riverside Theatre welcomes the holidays with ‘Every Brilliant Thing’

Every Brilliant Thing Riverside Theatre -- opens Saturday, Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tim Budd in 'Every Brilliant Thing' -- photo by Riverside Theatre When you hear that a theatre...