Come out this weekend for some great theatre, whether the gritty or the silly, the down-home or the far-out! Here's a rundown.
Riverside continues its run of A Steady Rain, a drama by Keith Huff starring Martin Andrews and Jim Van Valen.
"Chicago cops Joey and Denny are best friends and partners on the beat until a series of harrowing events spirals out of control and threatens to change not only their lives, but their friendship forever. The pair must face the worse sides of themselves and each other in this area premiere of a thrilling drama about the deeply flawed and complex nature of humanity."
Location: 213 N Gilbert St (Iowa City)
Time: 7:30 Friday & Saturday
Price: $28 ($25 Under 30/Over 60, $15 18 & Under)
@The Old Creamery
For the little ones, Old Creamery brings us the classic fable The Hare and the Tortoise, adapted by Gene Mackey, starring Eddie Skaggs and Nicholas Hodge.
"It's Hurry U.P. Hare against Ponderous Plod in this magical and musical retelling of a classic. Everybody comes out a winner with live, professional theatre for the kid in all of us!"
Location: Old Creamery Main Stage
Time: 1:00 Saturday
Rick Adams and Ryan Westwood star in Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter, a classing of postmodern theatre.
"Ben and Gus, two hit men, are waiting for their boss to send them message of their next hit. All of a sudden, in their basement room, the dumb waiter starts up again and the tenants upstairs begin to ask for food. Ben and Gus begin to cobble together extravagant dishes with their paltry biscuits, crisps, and milk.”
Location: Paul Engle Center for Neighborhood Arts (1600 4th Ave SE in Cedar Rapids)
Time: 7:30 Friday & Saturday, 2:00 Sunday
For Autism Awareness week, Combined Efforts is putting on a "cowboy sketch" show called "I Feel A Song Comin' On."
Location: Hubbard Park in Iowa City
Time: 12:00 Saturday
School: University of Iowa
Show: Big Love by Charles Mee
Location: David Thayer Theatre
Time: 8 Friday & Saturday
Price: $17 ($12 Senior, $10 Youth, $5 Student)
School: Univeristy of Iowa
Show: "Free for All" by Darwin Turner Action Theatre
Location: Theatre B
Time: 8 Thursday through Saturday
School: University of Northern Iowa
Show: Batboy: the Musical by Keythe Farley, Brian Flemming and Laurence O'Keefe
Location: Strayer-Wood Theatre
Time: 7:30 Saturday
Price: $18 ($13 Students, $10 Youth)
... so Get out to the theatre!