Mar
13
Fri
UI Theatre presents Three Sisters @ University of Iowa Theatre Building
Mar 13 @ 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.

There will be six, singular bright flashes used during the performance, in addition to the use of theatrical haze.

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
14
Sat
Young Footliters presents Treasure Island @ Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The story of Treasure Island is a classic. Originally written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1883, this adaptation by ArtReach Children’s Theatre Plays’ Kathryn Schultz Miller encompasses all the elements needed for an entertaining story.
The Young Footliters Youth Theatre invites you to join them on a slightly different adventure, as Jim Hawkins, after having his worst day ever, dreams of a better life as a pirate. He meets pirates Billy Bones and Long John Silver, as well as beautiful mermaids, dancing crabs, and some very vocal parrots.
 
Group Discounts: Groups of 10 or more can save 15%; contact the Box Office for details.
Adult: $17
Senior (55+): $15
Student (11-18 & college): $15
Youth (10 & under): $12
“Stages” Written and performed by David Lee Nelson @ Riverside Theatre
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm

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Written and performed by David Lee Nelson

Co-created and directed by Adam Knight

In 2017, award-winning solo performer David Lee Nelson received news that would change his life. At 38 years old he was diagnosed with Stage Four Colon Cancer. He kept a blog of his time in chemotherapy – a heartbreakingly funny chronicle of a disease which affects over nine million Americans. This material became the basis for his newest solo play, created with and directed by Riverside Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director Adam Knight. Stages is not simply a play about sickness: it’s a story of life’s setbacks and surprises, and about searching for hope in the most unlikely of places.

Dates & Times:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, AT 7:30PM

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, AT 7:30PM

SUNDAY, MARCH 1, AT 2PM

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, AT 7:30PM

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, AT 7:30PM

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, AT 7:30PM

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, AT 2PM

THURSDAY, MARCH 12, AT 7:30PM

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, AT 7:30PM

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, AT 7:30PM

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, AT 2PM

$10 STUDENT TICKETS UNDERWRITTEN BY

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Harvey @ Washington Community Center
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also, and so the doctors mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother. The truth comes out, however; Veta is freed, and the search is on for Elwood, who eventually arrives at the sanitarium of his own volition, looking for Harvey. But it seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all.

By Special Arrangement from Dramatist Playservice, Inc.

UI Theatre presents Three Sisters @ University of Iowa Theatre Building
Mar 14 @ 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.

There will be six, singular bright flashes used during the performance, in addition to the use of theatrical haze.

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
15
Sun
“Stages” Written and performed by David Lee Nelson @ Riverside Theatre
Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm

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Written and performed by David Lee Nelson

Co-created and directed by Adam Knight

In 2017, award-winning solo performer David Lee Nelson received news that would change his life. At 38 years old he was diagnosed with Stage Four Colon Cancer. He kept a blog of his time in chemotherapy – a heartbreakingly funny chronicle of a disease which affects over nine million Americans. This material became the basis for his newest solo play, created with and directed by Riverside Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director Adam Knight. Stages is not simply a play about sickness: it’s a story of life’s setbacks and surprises, and about searching for hope in the most unlikely of places.

Dates & Times:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, AT 7:30PM

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, AT 7:30PM

SUNDAY, MARCH 1, AT 2PM

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, AT 7:30PM

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, AT 7:30PM

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, AT 7:30PM

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, AT 2PM

THURSDAY, MARCH 12, AT 7:30PM

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, AT 7:30PM

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, AT 7:30PM

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, AT 2PM

$10 STUDENT TICKETS UNDERWRITTEN BY

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Mar
20
Fri
Harvey @ Washington Community Center
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also, and so the doctors mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother. The truth comes out, however; Veta is freed, and the search is on for Elwood, who eventually arrives at the sanitarium of his own volition, looking for Harvey. But it seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all.

By Special Arrangement from Dramatist Playservice, Inc.

Mar
21
Sat
Harvey @ Washington Community Center
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also, and so the doctors mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother. The truth comes out, however; Veta is freed, and the search is on for Elwood, who eventually arrives at the sanitarium of his own volition, looking for Harvey. But it seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all.

By Special Arrangement from Dramatist Playservice, Inc.

Mar
22
Sun
Harvey @ Washington Community Center
Mar 22 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also, and so the doctors mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother. The truth comes out, however; Veta is freed, and the search is on for Elwood, who eventually arrives at the sanitarium of his own volition, looking for Harvey. But it seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all.

By Special Arrangement from Dramatist Playservice, Inc.

Harvey @ Washington Community Center
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also, and so the doctors mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother. The truth comes out, however; Veta is freed, and the search is on for Elwood, who eventually arrives at the sanitarium of his own volition, looking for Harvey. But it seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all.

By Special Arrangement from Dramatist Playservice, Inc.