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‘Bruno Littlemore’ shines a light on the words and wonder that define humanity

The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore at The Englert Theatre

The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore The Englert Theatre — Saturday, Apr. 30 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m. It’s an amazing thing, language. As you read this, we’re separated by space and time — yet there’s an urge to bridge that gap by stringing together characters in a way that (hopefully) makes […]

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The evolution of ‘Bruno’

The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore

The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore The Englert Theatre — opens Friday, Apr. 29 at 7:30 p.m. “What does it mean to be fully-formed, and who decides it?” This question, crafted by writer/director Sean Lewis, is raised about halfway through our conversation about The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, the newest play from his company, Working Group […]

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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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Working Group Theatre Responds to Newtown Shooting Through Performance – This Thursday at Uptown Bill’s

In response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Working Group Theatre will perform tomorrow, December 20, at 7:30pm at Uptown Bill’s (30 S. Dubuque St. in Iowa City).  The play, “A Short Play to Start a Longer Conversation,” will consist of performers reading passages from “found sources”—blogs posts, articles, and comments that have circulated in […]

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Think About It, America: David Cross and Amber Tamblyn Prepare to Invade Your Skulls

When I talked to David Cross he was leaving a celebrity poker tournament. It was a benefit for Dave Eggers’ non-profit youth-writing center, 826 Valencia. Cross was heading to the subway, then home to walk the dog and meet up with Amber Tamblyn—actor, poet and fiancé—for their friend’s thirtieth birthday party. I started with the […]

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The Stage: The Month In Theatre

Megan Gogerty’s new solo show Feet First In The Water With A Baby In My Teeth runs Sept. 9 – Oct. 2 at Riverside Theatre Coralville Center for the Performing Arts Hairspray The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts celebrates its community spirit with homegrown acting company Circle City putting on the musical Hairspray. Once […]

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