Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Rolling World Premiere of Feet First in the Water
Iowa City - This Friday (September 9th), Megan Gogerty will premiere her new solo performance, Feet First in the Water With a Baby in My Teeth, at Riverside Theatre on Gilbert Street.
The show is written and performed by Megan Gogerty with direction by Alexis Chamow and scenic design by Scott Olinger.
Feet First in the Water With a Baby in my teeth is described as "a mostly-true story about a woman who gives birth and then a few years later becomes a mother." It explores topics of parenthood, politics and pop-culture in the comic style Gogerty became known for with Hilary Clinton Got Me Pregnant and other works.
Feet First in the Water is a "rolling world premiere," which means that after it debuts in Iowa City, it will move to Atlanta for a December premiere at Synchronicity Theatre.
"Rolling world premiere is an initiative of the National New Play Network - of which Riverside Theatre is a proud new member," says Riverside Theatre Artistic Director Jody Hovland. "A playwright develops a new work with different creative teams, for different communities of patrons - and hopefully attains the polish and momentum needed to attract the attention of other producers.”
Riverside's production of Feet First in the Water With a Baby in My Teeth opens September 9th and runs until October 2nd, at 213 N Gilbert. Showtimes are 7:30pm (2pm on Sundays). Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for over 60/under 30, and $15 for youth (18 and under). $15 college student rush tickets are available 20 minutes prior to the show with valid ID. For more information, visit Riverside's online box office or call 319.338.7672