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Riverside Theatre premieres ‘Line of Descent,’ a new play by William McCauley

'Line of Descent' at Riverside Theatre

Line of Descent Riverside Theatre — Opens Friday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Riverside Theater is no stranger to new works; as a core member of the National New Play Network, a partner with many local playwrights, and the producer of an annual festival of new monologues (formerly Walking the Wire, this year called Roar!), […]

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Essay: On ‘The Nutcracker’ and ballet’s diversity problem

The Nutcracker The Englert Theatre ($16-$18) Fri., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 5, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Paramount Theatre ($87-$128) Sat., Dec. 5, 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6, 2:30 p.m. The Nutcracker has a wild and complicated history. The original creepy tale by […]

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Interview: Playwright Nina Morrison counters gender biases in ‘Féminaal’

Féminaal UI Theatre Building — Oct. 22-25 Playwright, MFA Directing candidate and feminist Nina Morrison took time to talk with Little Village about her upcoming show, Féminaal, which debuts this Thursday at 8 p.m. at the UI Theatre Building (Theatre B). Penned by Morrison and directed by Sam Collier, who recently graduated from the MFA […]

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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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Photos: Hancher rising

Hancher Auditorium

Photos by Rachel Jessen Iowa City’s original Hancher Auditorium, destroyed in the 2008 flood, is being rebuilt from scratch. The new Hancher will seat 1,800 and is scheduled to host its first show in the Fall of 2016. Little Village recently sent a photographer to document the ongoing project, and shed light on those who’ve […]

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

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

Dreamwell Theatre

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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