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Old radio illustration on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. (Jeff Sigmund/Daily Iowan)

Vintage Hitchcock: Iowa City Community Theater presents radioplay based on Hitchcock films

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter October 21, 2021

Based on the films of infamous English director Alfred Hitchcock, Iowa City Community Theater will present the only radioplay of its 2021 season — Vintage Hitchcock. The program is a 1940s-style...

Hit musical ‘Waitress’ to bring slice of Broadway to Hancher

Hit musical ‘Waitress’ to bring slice of Broadway to Hancher

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter October 19, 2021

Hundreds of viewers of Waitress at Hancher Auditorium this weekend will be greeted by the warm smell of baking pies, and some may even leave the theater with a fresh pie. The hit Broadway musical is...

University of Iowa student Brian Niles practices during a Queer Horror Festival rehearsal at the MacVey Theatre at the University of Iowa on Wednesday Oct. 13, 2021.

UI Theatre celebrate LGBTQ+ identities with Queer Horror Festival

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter October 13, 2021

The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts will present its first Queer Horror Festival this weekend — a production showcasing five short theatrical pieces written and directed entirely by LGBTQ+...

Perform Our Lady of 121st St. at the dress rehearsal in the University of Iowa Theatre Building on Oct. 5, 2021. Our Lady of 121st St. is a dark comedy play centralized around old friends reuniting.

UI Theatre’s mainstage season to open with Our Lady of 121st Street

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter October 6, 2021

After 18 months unable to hold fully in-person mainstage performances, E.C. Mabie Theatre is opening doors to an audience eager to see live theater again — this time with the play, Our Lady of 121st...

Willow Creek Theater Co. presented Melancholy Play by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Regen Kuker. This play was preformed on Thursday the 9th through Sunday the 12th. The play follows a young woman Tilly who seems to attract everyone she meets until her melancholy goes away and her connections change.

Willow Creek Theatre Company holds ‘Melancholy Play’

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter September 12, 2021

It was a quiet Thursday night at the theatre. The dim lighting and pre-show soundtrack of Taylor Swift gave a whimsical feel to what was yet to come. Right before the beginning of the show a cellist,...

King Leontes, played by Martin Andrews, acts out a scene from the play “The Winters Tale” on Saturday, July 17, 2021. The Shakespeare play was put on by Riverside Theatre.

Riverside Theatre performs Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’

Maddie Johnston, Arts Editor July 26, 2021

Sunday evening in City Park was a merry and warm one, as groups of Iowa City denizens gathered at Riverside Theatre’s festival stage and its surrounding lawn to catch Riverside’s final performance...

Photo of Olivia Clement. Contributed.

Playwrights virtually return to the New Play Festival following its cancellation last year

Jenna Post, Arts Reporter April 29, 2021

This year, the Theatre Department is virtually hosting the annual New Play Festival, which allows graduate playwrights to present their work and get feedback from professionals. The event was canceled...

Actors Sophia Kilburg and Danika Werner act as Dust Bunny 1 & 2 respectively in this scene during the dress rehearsal for Foreclosure on April 14th at the University of Iowa theater building. Foreclosure is a dark comedy about home, hauntings, and grief.
The play will be virtual and performed on the University of Iowa Theatre Arts Youtube channel at 8:00 PM on April 24th, 2021 and will be available to watch until May 20th, 2021

UI workshop production ‘foreclosure’ navigates grief and loss

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter April 22, 2021

During the spring semester of 2020, Jivani Rodriguez took a playwriting workshop. She had the floor plan of a house and images for scenes swirling in her mind, but she didn’t know how they would...

The Riverside Theatre is seen on Sunday, April 26, 2020 (Jake Maish/The Daily Iowan)

Riverside Theatre’s old space finds new owners

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter April 20, 2021

Last May, Riverside Theatre announced it would leave its home at 213 N. Gilbert St. in the northside neighborhood of Iowa City, after nearly three decades at the location. Now, the space has a new...

The Iowa City Riverside Theatre website displays Sonnets For an Old Century information on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

Riverside’s latest production brings life to play about death

Jenna Post, Arts Reporter April 18, 2021

This weekend, Riverside Theatre took viewers on a journey to another world with the premiere of Sonnets for an Old Century. The show’s near two-hour runtime consists of back-to-back monologues,...

Doctor Faustus played by Elinor Levin. The play was put on by Iowa City Community Theatre over zoom on Friday, April 9,2021.

Iowa City Community Theatre dazzles with impressive live virtual presentation of ‘Doctor Faustus’

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter April 11, 2021

Intricate digital backgrounds, comically exaggerated costumes, and energized performances — Iowa City Community Theatre’s live virtual performance of The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus was...

New rules, new sets: Riverside produces a virtual show within a green screen world

New rules, new sets: Riverside produces a virtual show within a green screen world

Jenna Post, Arts Reporter April 7, 2021

Riverside’s newest virtual play, Sonnets for an Old Century, was filmed using a green screen to make an ambitious set design a reality. After seeing the sci-fi-esque final product, one may be surprised...

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