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The Stage: On the hunt for humor

Camo, the musical

If you have always wanted to see a hunting-themed musical, but don’t want to give up a small fortune (and your self-respect) to see the proposed Duck Dynasty musical in Las Vegas, then this is your shot. Combined Efforts Theatre (CET) and Iowa City Community Theatre (ICCT) are collaborating on an original musical by CET […]

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The Stage: Man of la Mancha opens this Friday

In their production of Man of La Mancha, the Iowa City Community Theatre will turn the Johnson County Fairgrounds into 16th-century Spain for this musical adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote. Since it first appeared on Broadway in 1965, this tale of a knightly dreamer has captured the hearts of the world. It originally ran for 2,328 performances, has had four Broadw […]

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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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The Stage: All in A Day’s Work

From Broadway to Boise, all new plays face the same obstacles. The writer agonizes over when the play is finally complete. The director struggles to combine the writer’s intent with their own artistic vision. The actors breathe life into characters that have only been words on the page. In the Fifth Annual All-In-A-Day Play Festival, […]

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The Stage: Love and Dysfunction From Across the Globe

  Big Love March 29-April 14 University of Iowa Theatre Building, David Thayer Theatre  More than film, literature, painting or almost any medium, theatre is a living, breathing art form. We see the performers on stage, we share a space with them, connect directly to them and, through this connection, also connect to the very […]

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