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Get thee to a theater! 10 can’t-miss local productions this month

With the variety of offerings in Eastern Iowa, you won’t have to go far to find something for date night, the whole family or just a quiet evening for one. This seems particularly true in September. Shows continuing their runs include […]

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‘Marjorie Prime’ an incredibly sensitive meditation on aging and grief

The rub of science fiction is that it requires quite a bit of world building to be comprehensible to the audience. Director Jen Brown guides her actors into a subtlety that nicely highlights the universals of personality, humanity and family life without dwelling too long on the technicalities of 2050. […]

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See ‘Cock,’ support the community

RHCR Theatre presents: Dreamwell Theatre’s Cock Artisan’s Sanctuary — Friday and Saturday, June 10–11 at 7 p.m. This April, Dreamwell Theatre in Iowa City presented the final show of its 2015-16 season, a well-received production of Mike Bartlett’s 2009 Cock. The play is, essentially, a traditional drawing room comedy about the sort of people who […]

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Dreamwell brings ‘Death of a Salesman’ to the local stage

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Dreamwell is concluding its season of “The Grand Delusion” with quite possibly the best play to embody this theme. Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman is widely considered the best American play of the 20th century. Traveling salesman Willy Loman clings to the hope that his children will achieve greatness one day, but son Biff grows disillusioned with his father’s version of the American Dream… […]

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The Stage: Dazzling debuts this month in theatre

The Whipping Man

The holidays are over, school is back in session and local theatres have seemingly decided to declare Jan. 24 as “Play Premiere Day.” Boot up your Google Calendars to make room in your schedule for these productions. The Whipping Man Dreamwell Theatre It’s April 1865. A Jewish Confederate soldier returns home after the end of […]

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May: The month in theatre

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Though the University of Iowa presents excellent theatre throughout the school year, its reputation in playwriting comes to full flower in the University’s annual New Play Festival. During the last week of spring semester classes, the department stages five full productions of plays by MFA playwriting students, daily readings of scripts by MFA and undergraduate students and roundtable discussions of the works presented. […]

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