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35th Season


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September 25 – October 18
SHIPWRECKED! An Entertainment—The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself)
By Donald Margulies                                                           
Directed by Sam Osheroff
Told by audacious autobiographer Louis De Rougemont, this tale of tropical monsoons, giant squids and desert island survival thrilled both children and adults in Victorian England. Is our hero an inspirational genius, or a mere con man?
November 6 – 22
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Steven Marzolf
Viewed through a veil of memory and regret, the Wingfield family struggles to negotiate the past, the future and each other in depression-era St. Louis.  Both dreamlike and shatteringly real, Tennessee Williams' iconic American classic examines a family on the edge of the abyss. 
December 4 - 19
Written and performed by Janet Schlapkohl                                 
Directed by Tim Budd

Writer/performer Janet Schlapkohl returns with her comical and heartfelt look at growing up in the Midwest. Directed by Tim Budd, the one-woman play follows Schlapkohl’s journey growing up in the midst of the Vietnam War, the Equal Rights Amendment and the Farm Crisis in the 1980s. Schlapkohl tells those stories with humor, as she affectionately portrays the idiosyncratic characters and situations that were common when she was growing up.

January 29 - February 21
By William McCauley
Directed by Sam Osheroff
It's all for themselves in this hysterically funny, biting farce about greed, lust and the family ties that bind.
March 4 - 13
A weird, wild & wonderful night of original solo work.
April 1 – 17
By Mark St. Germain
Directed by Angie Toomsen

A professional dancer with a career-ending injury is thrown for a loop when a geoscientist with Asperger's syndrome offers her an absurd sum to teach him how to dance. This funny, unsentimental and honest romance takes a hard look at what constitutes "normal."

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June 17-July 10
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
and The Fair Maid of the West
Performed outdoors in Lower City Park

After a two-year hiatus, Riverside in the Park will return to the Riverside Festival Stage in Iowa City’s Lower City Park with two plays that both follow epic journeys by their main heroes.


A new staged reading series of edgy, adventurous plays.  Details here!

Next reading: Sun, Dec. 13, 7:00pm -Men of Tortuga, $3 suggested donation


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