RHCR Presents Iowa Stories: The Vietnam Experience

iowastories*press release from RHCR Theatre*

Cedar Rapids – In conjunction with the Cedar Rapids Veteran’s Commission, RHCR Theatre is proud to present a four performance run of Iowa Stories: The Vietnam Experience for the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War.

Show Dates:
Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 2pm
Monday, November 9, 2015 at 6:30pm
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 6:30pm
Veteran’s Day Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 6:30pm

Iowa Stories: The Vietnam Experience was written by University of Northern Iowa Communication professor, Marilyn Shaw. It was first produced at UNI in 1990. A one weekend event turned into a show that ran for 10 months and toured throughout the Midwest, culminating in a 4th of July performance at the Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C.

In 1994, the show was revived for one performance in Des Moines for Memorial Day weekend during a visit by one of the traveling Vietnam Wall Memorials. UNI saw another revival in 2000 for the 10th anniversary of IA Stories and the traveling Wall appearing in Cedar Falls, IA.

Cedar Rapids saw its first taste of Iowa Stories in 2008 when it was the first production of the short lived Theatre Cedar Rapids project, The Second Season. Once again, one weekend turned into an 8 month journey for the cast and crew that spanned the Iowa Cultural Corridor. After 7 performances, over $8,000 was raised for local Vietnam Veterans groups.

Venue:

Veterans Memorial Coliseum

50 2nd Ave Bridge

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Cost:

$12 per ticket, all profits donated to Healing Our Heroes of Cedar Rapids

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