Iowa City - Combined Efforts Presents Vaudeville Dreams, a dazzling display designed to educate, edify, amaze, and uplift.
A boy uses his imagination to create a world of Vaudeville in order to try to make sense of his mother's losing battle. He blends the things he sees and hears on the radio, from friends, his special education teacher, and others he meets even briefly in order to make a world he can control because he cannot control his mother's fight. The audience sees the world as he does, on occasion, but also tracks his story in what we consider reality.
The show runs December 16 and 17 at 7:30 pm in the City High Little Theater. Tickets are $5.00 at the door.
Combined Efforts exists to create and perform theatre that is excellent and compelling, with original scripts written for actors, musicians and dancers – individuals with and without special needs – that focuses on their strengths in a collaborative effort.
(Photo from A Carol for Our Time, a past Combined Efforts show.)