Friday, December 13, 2013

MFA Director Projects at UI

Iowa City - "For the most varied subject matter this December, check out the University of Iowa Theatre Arts Department. During the first two weekends of the month, the MFA Directing students will be presenting their first productions at the university. If their inaugural selections are any indication, the Corridor can look forward to provocative, involved work from this class in upcoming years. The plays will include:

Desire Caught by the Tale by Pablo Picasso. Yes, THAT Pablo Picasso. It turns out that he was much less popular as a playwright than as a painter. His foray into farce has been performed rarely since it premiered in 1944.

Pvt. Wars by James McLure. A drama about three soldiers recovering in a hospital during the Vietnam War, the play premiered as a one-act at the Humana Festival in Louisville, Ky. before McLure expanded it into its current two-act version.

Fur by Migdalia Cruz. In a twisted apocalyptic update of Beauty and the Beast, a love triangle develops between a pet shop owner, a furry woman and an animal trapper.

The Playwright, written and directed by Mario El Caponi Mendoza. In this original work, a San Francisco playwright’s life unravels against a backdrop of economic crisis.

Performances run Dec. 12-14 in UI’s Theatre B. For more information on specific show times, visit"

Source: Little Village

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