So. Much. Theatre

ntn2There is so much great theatre happening right now in our area. Let’s see if I can sum up all of your options…

Dreamwell Theatre is presenting Gidion’s Knot, a dramatically intense show dealing with the nature of art, our responsibility to children, censorship and more. Go here for more information.

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Giving Tree offers us Steel Magnolias, a tearjerker of a play set in a Southern beauty shop. Go here for more information.

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Riverside Theatre is presenting ROAR!, which is described as “a weird, wild & wonderful night of original solo work.” Little Village reviewer James Trainor loved it. Check out his review here.

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Theatre Cedar Rapids has produced a fantastic production of Next to Normal, a musical that expertly presents every possible point of view in a family dealing with a devastating mental illness. I saw the show yesterday and was blown away by the performers, the direction, the set, the lighting… pretty much every aspect of it was fantastic. Go here for more information.

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MVLCT’s Animal Facts, is “for everyone who thinks we have plenty to learn from the other species who share our planet.” I’ve read a lot of this script in Black Doggers workshops and I’ve seen a part of it performed as part of another show. It’s a funny and illuminating script by Amy White. For more information, go here.

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And finally, opening this weekend is ICCT‘s Lost in Younkers, the Neil Simon coming of age play set in the 1940s.

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Too much theatre, right? Be sure you get out there and see some or all of these shows!

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One thought on “So. Much. Theatre

  1. Next to Normal is extraordinary. Tackling a difficult subject with passssion and insight.
    Great voices, smart set and a kick ass band.
    Next Friday and Saturday – two more chances.

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