Iowa City – Riverside Theatre proudly announces its annual festival of original monologues, Walking the Wire, this year exploring the theme “Merge.” The monologues are from national and local writers, spanning the country from Woodbridge, Virginia to Los Angeles, California. Tickets for Walking the Wire: Merge are available by calling the Riverside Theatre Box Office, 319-338-7672. Performances at Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert Street, Iowa City. More information here.
This year’s theme, “Merge,” will take you on a ride through original monologues submitted from playwrights around the country. Yield to the heartwarming stories of a first son’s bar mitzvah and an unlikely friendship between soldiers. Take the green light to laugh at tales of a married clown, an unweanable toddler and a training seminar for strippers, then coast through more great monologues, exiting happy.
How did this monologue festival earn its name? Jody Hovland, director of Walking the Wire: Merge and artistic director of Riverside Theatre explains, “Performing a monologue is the sparest and most vulnerable of acting opportunities – just you, a good story, and an audience to share it with. It’s the high wire act of the theatre!”
Returning to the Riverside Theatre stage are Kristen Behrendt ([title of show]), Ron Clark (Birth Witches), Carrie Houchins-Witt (Good People), Jessica Wilson (Walking the Wire: TMI) and Tim Budd, with faces new to Walking the Wire including Nate Sullivan and Elijah Jones.
Walking the Wire: Merge Performance Calendar
Friday, 2/28 at 7:30PM
Saturday, 3/1 at 7:30PM
Sunday, 3/2 at 2:00PM
Thursday, 3/6 at 7:30PM
Friday, 3/7 at 7:30PM
Saturday, 3/8 at 7:30PM
Sunday, 3/9 at 2:00PM
Source: Riverside Theatre press release