Feb
27
Thu
Theatre Production: The Spitfire Grill @ Armstrong Hall: Kimmel Theatre
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm

By Fred Alley, James Valcq, and Lee David Zlotoff; directed by Caroline Price. A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

A soul satisfying … work of theatrical resourcefulness. A compelling story that flows with grace and carries the rush of anticipation. The story moves, the characters have many dimensions and their transformations are plausible and moving. The musical is freeing. It is penetrated by honesty and it glows. – The New York Times

Feb
28
Fri
Theatre Production: The Spitfire Grill @ Armstrong Hall: Kimmel Theatre
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

By Fred Alley, James Valcq, and Lee David Zlotoff; directed by Caroline Price. A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

A soul satisfying … work of theatrical resourcefulness. A compelling story that flows with grace and carries the rush of anticipation. The story moves, the characters have many dimensions and their transformations are plausible and moving. The musical is freeing. It is penetrated by honesty and it glows. – The New York Times

Feb
29
Sat
Theatre Production: The Spitfire Grill @ Armstrong Hall: Kimmel Theatre
Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm

By Fred Alley, James Valcq, and Lee David Zlotoff; directed by Caroline Price. A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

A soul satisfying … work of theatrical resourcefulness. A compelling story that flows with grace and carries the rush of anticipation. The story moves, the characters have many dimensions and their transformations are plausible and moving. The musical is freeing. It is penetrated by honesty and it glows. – The New York Times

Mar
1
Sun
Theatre Production: The Spitfire Grill @ Armstrong Hall: Kimmel Theatre
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm

By Fred Alley, James Valcq, and Lee David Zlotoff; directed by Caroline Price. A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

A soul satisfying … work of theatrical resourcefulness. A compelling story that flows with grace and carries the rush of anticipation. The story moves, the characters have many dimensions and their transformations are plausible and moving. The musical is freeing. It is penetrated by honesty and it glows. – New York Times

Mar
5
Thu
UI Theatre presents Three Sisters @ University of Iowa Theatre Building
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts
Mainstage Series

Three Sisters
By Anton Chekhov
A New Version by Sarah Ruhl
based on a literal translation by Elise Thoron
with Natalya Paramonova and Kristin Johnsen-Neshati
Directed by Lila Rachel Becker

March 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 at 8:00 p.m.
March 8 at 2:00 p.m.
David Thayer Theatre, UI Theatre Building

“You say: life is beautiful.
But what if it only seems that way.”
In a country house in Russia at the end of the 19th century, three sisters long to return to the Moscow of their youth. Meanwhile, their sister-in-law wages domestic war. Soldiers in a battalion stationed in town long for the sisters. And across Russia, a cataclysm is brewing. Sarah Ruhl brings fresh urgency to Chekhov’s tragicomic masterpiece in her lyrical translation.

Three Sisters (Ruhl) is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

Tickets:
$20 Adults
$15 Seniors (65+)
$10 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.

Mar
6
Fri
UI Theatre presents Three Sisters @ University of Iowa Theatre Building
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts
Mainstage Series

Three Sisters
By Anton Chekhov
A New Version by Sarah Ruhl
based on a literal translation by Elise Thoron
with Natalya Paramonova and Kristin Johnsen-Neshati
Directed by Lila Rachel Becker

March 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 at 8:00 p.m.
March 8 at 2:00 p.m.
David Thayer Theatre, UI Theatre Building

“You say: life is beautiful.
But what if it only seems that way.”
In a country house in Russia at the end of the 19th century, three sisters long to return to the Moscow of their youth. Meanwhile, their sister-in-law wages domestic war. Soldiers in a battalion stationed in town long for the sisters. And across Russia, a cataclysm is brewing. Sarah Ruhl brings fresh urgency to Chekhov’s tragicomic masterpiece in her lyrical translation.

Three Sisters (Ruhl) is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

Tickets:
$20 Adults
$15 Seniors (65+)
$10 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.

Mar
7
Sat
UI Theatre presents Three Sisters @ University of Iowa Theatre Building
Mar 7 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts
Mainstage Series

Three Sisters
By Anton Chekhov
A New Version by Sarah Ruhl
based on a literal translation by Elise Thoron
with Natalya Paramonova and Kristin Johnsen-Neshati
Directed by Lila Rachel Becker

March 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 at 8:00 p.m.
March 8 at 2:00 p.m.
David Thayer Theatre, UI Theatre Building

“You say: life is beautiful.
But what if it only seems that way.”
In a country house in Russia at the end of the 19th century, three sisters long to return to the Moscow of their youth. Meanwhile, their sister-in-law wages domestic war. Soldiers in a battalion stationed in town long for the sisters. And across Russia, a cataclysm is brewing. Sarah Ruhl brings fresh urgency to Chekhov’s tragicomic masterpiece in her lyrical translation.

Three Sisters (Ruhl) is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

Tickets:
$20 Adults
$15 Seniors (65+)
$10 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.

Mar
8
Sun
UI Theatre presents Three Sisters @ University of Iowa Theatre Building
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm

Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts
Mainstage Series

Three Sisters
By Anton Chekhov
A New Version by Sarah Ruhl
based on a literal translation by Elise Thoron
with Natalya Paramonova and Kristin Johnsen-Neshati
Directed by Lila Rachel Becker

March 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 at 8:00 p.m.
March 8 at 2:00 p.m.
David Thayer Theatre, UI Theatre Building

“You say: life is beautiful.
But what if it only seems that way.”
In a country house in Russia at the end of the 19th century, three sisters long to return to the Moscow of their youth. Meanwhile, their sister-in-law wages domestic war. Soldiers in a battalion stationed in town long for the sisters. And across Russia, a cataclysm is brewing. Sarah Ruhl brings fresh urgency to Chekhov’s tragicomic masterpiece in her lyrical translation.

Three Sisters (Ruhl) is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

Tickets:
$20 Adults
$15 Seniors (65+)
$10 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.

UI Theatre presents Diverse Voices: Reconciliation @ ui theatre building
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm

Diverse Voices: Reconciliation
By Marisa Carr

Sunday, March 8 at 4:00 p.m.
Alan MacVey Theatre, UI Theatre Building

The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts is dedicated to producing new and diverse voices on our stages throughout the season in collaboration with departments across the university. Beginning in 2020, we are looking to expand the perspectives of our students and audiences are exposed to by offering a new performance series entitled “Diverse Voices.” The inaugural event of the series will be a staged reading and discussion of Reconciliation by Marisa Carr (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe).

Reconciliation
By Marisa Carr
In a dystopian future, the United States government has initiated a “Truth and Reconciliation” process with Indigenous peoples – and lack of compliance is a federal crime. One woman with nothing left to lose challenges the charge of “Failure to Reconcile” and fights for her life. Is reconciliation possible? And if so, at what cost?

A public reading and post-show discussion curated by Morgan Grambo, MFA ’20 will take place on Sunday, March 8 at 4:00 p.m. in the Alan MacVey Theatre.

Marisa Carr is playwright who recently transplanted to Chicago after a decade in the Twin Cities. Her work has been presented and/or produced by theaters including: The Guthrie, Pillsbury House + Theater, the Playwrights’ Center, Intermedia Arts, and Pangea World Theatre. Selected recent awards and honors include: Scratchpad at the Playwrights’ Realm (2019-2020), P73 Finalist (2019-20), Bay Area Playwrights’ Festival Finalist (2019), McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting Finalist (2019), Jerome Artist Fellowship Finalist (2019), Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellowship Semi-finalist (2019), Berkeley Rep Ground Floor Residency (2018), Forward Flux Three New American Plays Commission (2018), Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant (2017), Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellow (2016-17), Naked Stages Fellow at Pillsbury House + Theater (2015), and “Best New Political Playwright” (Lavender Magazine, 2014). Marisa is also Co-Founder/former Artistic Director of the Turtle Theater Collective, a Twin Cities-based company committed to producing high-quality, contemporary work that explores Native experiences and subverts expectations about how and when Native artists can create theater. She is Turtle Mountain Ojibwe from the Turtle clan.
Tickets

This event is free and open to the public.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Department of Theatre Arts in advance at 319.335.2700.

Mar
11
Wed
UI Theatre presents Three Sisters @ University of Iowa Theatre Building
Mar 11 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts
Mainstage Series

Three Sisters
By Anton Chekhov
A New Version by Sarah Ruhl
based on a literal translation by Elise Thoron
with Natalya Paramonova and Kristin Johnsen-Neshati
Directed by Lila Rachel Becker

March 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 at 8:00 p.m.
March 8 at 2:00 p.m.
David Thayer Theatre, UI Theatre Building

“You say: life is beautiful.
But what if it only seems that way.”
In a country house in Russia at the end of the 19th century, three sisters long to return to the Moscow of their youth. Meanwhile, their sister-in-law wages domestic war. Soldiers in a battalion stationed in town long for the sisters. And across Russia, a cataclysm is brewing. Sarah Ruhl brings fresh urgency to Chekhov’s tragicomic masterpiece in her lyrical translation.

Three Sisters (Ruhl) is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

Tickets:
$20 Adults
$15 Seniors (65+)
$10 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.