Riverside Announces Next Season

riverside_logoIowa City – Riverside Theatre has announced their 2015-16 season. We’ll take a closer look later on, but for now here is the information directly from Riverside’s website.

September 25 – October 18
SHIPWRECKED! An Entertainment—The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself)
By Donald Margulies
Directed by Sam Osheroff
Tropical monsoons! Giant squids! Adventure on the high seas! Pulitzer prize-winner Donald Margulies pens an unabashed love letter to the simple pleasures of the old fashioned yarn. Join our hero, Louis De Rougemont as he spins a fantastic tale of shipwreck and survival in this tribute to imagination and theatrical invention. Suitable for all ages!

November 6 – 22
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Steven Marzolf
Viewed through a veil of memory and regret, the Wingfield family struggles to negotiate the past, the future and each other in depression-era St. Louis. Both dreamlike and shatteringly real, Tennessee William’s iconic American classic examines a family on the edge of the abyss.

December 3 – 20
COMING OF AGE IN CHORE BOOTS
Written and performed by Janet Schlapkohl
Directed by Tim Budd
In her memoir of a Midwestern girlhood, local favorite Janet Schlapkohl recalls coming to grips with family and femininity at a time and place when social roles were strictly defined. Full of the playwright’s warmth and hallmark humor.

January 28 – February 21
LINE OF DESCENT
By William McCauley
Directed by Sam Osheroff
It’s everyone for themselves in this hysterically funny, biting and amoral farce about greed, lust and the family ties that bind. A world premier!

March 4 – 13
WALKING THE WIRE
Our perennial smorgasbord of solo selections offers yet another feast of mouth-watering monologues

April 1 – 17
DANCING LESSONS
By Mark St. Germain
Directed by Ron Clark
A professional dancer with a career-ending injury is thrown for a loop when a geoscientist with Asperger’s syndrome offers her an absurd sum to teach him how to dance. This funny, unsentimental and honest romance takes a hard look at what constitutes “normal.”

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