Saturday, November 5, 2011

Telling Iowa City opens Nov 8

Telling: Iowa City is a play taken directly from the stories of Iowa City veterans, and performed by the veterans themselves. It is an opportunity for Iowa City veterans and their families to tell their stories to their community about their experiences in the military. Hosted by the University of Iowa Veterans Association, The Telling Project and Working Group Theatre will work with the Iowa City veteran community to create and stage this unique performance.

The Telling Project was Founded in Eugene, Oregon by Jonathan Wei, The Telling Project has been produced in Eugene and Portland, OR, Sacramento, CA, Starkville, MS, Washington, DC, Seattle, WA and Baltimore, MD. The Telling Project has been featured on NPR, The Oregonian, Defense News Online, in the Iowa Review and on MTV. Working Group's writers and directors will collaborate with The Telling Project for the first Midwestern production of the play.

Telling: Iowa City is made up of an amazing company of actor-vets. All branches of the military are represented in our troupe. The veterans’ service to our country spans over half a century, from the streets of Baghdad to the jungles of Indochina. To meet the actors, go here.

The show will have two runs. The first is November 8-10 at 7:30 pm in Theatre B at the University of Iowa Theatre Building. Tickets are free. To reserve, email The show will also be presented at Riverside Theatre December 2-4 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $12-$15. To Reserve, call 319-338-7672.

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