Don't Miss Walking the Wire: This Will Never Work at Riverside Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Burnett   
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 08:51

Iowa City, IA –Don’t miss the fun and excitement of Walking the Wire, Riverside Theatre’s annual festival of original monologues, which will bring to the stage a wide variety of crazy situations as part of this year’s theme, This Will Never Work.

Walking the Wire: This Will Never Work opens Friday, March 2 and runs through Sunday, March 11, for 7 performances only. The show is directed by Jody Hovland and sponsored by Integrated DNA Technologies.

With over 100 submissions from across the U.S. and beyond, the dozen monologues in the show reflect a diverse range of original work.

The 12 playwrights whose work will be presented are: Brent Boyd (North Hollywood, CA); Dave Carley (Toronto, ON); Ron Clark (Iowa City); Mark Harvey Levine (Pasadena, CA); Deborah Magid (Cleveland Heights, OH); Gordon Mennenga (Iowa City); Mike Moran (Mount Vernon); Amanda Petefish-Schrag (Maryville, MO); Gwendolyn Rice (Madison, WI); Janet Schlapkohl (Iowa City); Jen Silverman (Astoria, NY); and Amy White (Mount Vernon).

Three area writers, Clark, Moran and Schlapkohl, will perform their own work, with an additional cast of local actors including Tim Budd, David Busch, Fannie Hungerford, Katherine Smith, and Jessica Wilson.

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for 60 and over/30 and under, $15 for youth (18 and under).

Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at (319) 338-7672. The Riverside Theatre Box Office is located at 213 N Gilbert St, Iowa City. Box office hours are: 12 – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday and 1 hour before performances.

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