‘I was there’: University of Iowa performers, President Harreld to celebrate Stonewall, 50 years later

Seismic social change sometimes starts at a dive bar. In the summer of 1969, a spontaneous uprising that began outside the Stonewall Inn inspired the gay rights movement and eventually transformed the ways we think about gender and sexuality. The University of Iowa is honoring the 50 years that passed since that formative event with a […]

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‘Iphigenia Point Blank’ not just a retelling, but a focus on the world today

This month, the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts has the honor of presenting a Iphigenia Point Blank: Story of the First Refugee. Its final performances will be Nov. 8-10 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at the David Thayer Theatre, UI Theatre Building. Tickets are $5-20. […]

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Gene Wilder, actor and University of Iowa alum, 1933-2016

Gene Wilder

Actor, comedian and University of Iowa graduate Gene Wilder passed away Sunday, August 28 at his home in Stanford Connecticut due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83. Born Jerome Silberman on June 11, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Young Frankenstein and Willy Wonka star was a member of Iowa’s Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity […]

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Lessons learned in UI Theatre program inform Samuel Summer’s ‘Green Room’ performance

Green Room

Green Room FilmScene — through Thursday, May 12 Wehrenberg Galaxy 16 Cine — through Thursday, May 12 Marcus Sycamore Cinema — through Wednesday, May 11 During his senior year at the University of Iowa, theatre major Sam Summer faced a tough choice: continue with his education, which had become catastrophically unaffordable, or move to Portland, […]

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