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Written by Mark St. Germain

Directed by Sean Christopher Lewis

April 13–29, 2018


From the writer of hit Riverside plays Dancing Lessons and Relativity comes the story of Veteran FBI agent Howard Ballantine and new recruit Daniel McClure. It’s 1972 and these men are assigned to job of critical importance by J. Edgar Hoover: get politically outspoken John Lennon out of the country before Richard Nixon runs for reelection. Filled with humor and heartbreak, Ears on a Beatle explores a time when the country was sharply divided by an unpopular war, lies flowed from the White House and individual liberties were threatened in the name of national security! Based on files declassified by the Freedom of Information Act, it’s an incredibly humorous and deeply involving play that is as contemporary as today's headlines.

Artistic Director Sean Lewis  says: “A last minute treat for our audience… funny… smart… and based on true events, the play is a rollicking look at the world then and now.”

Dates & Times
Friday, April 13, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 14, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 15, 2:00pm 
Thursday, April 19, 7:30pm
Friday, April 20, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 21, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 22, 2:00pm
Thursday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 27, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 28, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 29, 2:00pm


By phone at 319-338-7672, in person at the theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St, Iowa City,
Wed-Fri, 1pm-6pm 
or 1 hour before each show, or ONLINE*

Adults: $30 (Over 60/under 30, $28)

Youth (18 & under): $18

Thursday Student Special:  $12 (College students, please bring ID)

Student rush: $18 (any unsold tickets 10 mins before the show)

Groups (10+): call 319-338-7672 about your discount.

Veterans, military personnel & immediate family$24 (Blue Star discount)

*If you are using a coupon, voucher, or Thurs Student, Riverdog, Group or Blue Star discount, please call the Box Office, 319-338-7672 to order your tickets.
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