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LOVE, LOSS, & WHAT I WORE opens 2/14 at the CCPA PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Emil Rinderspacher   
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 13:58

City Circle Acting Company Presents Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore February 14-16

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will present Nora and Delia Ephron’s play Love, Loss and What I Wore on February 14-16 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are February 14 and 15 at 7:30 pm and February 16 at 2:00 pm. The show is directed by Meg Dobbs. Set design and decoration is by The Luxe Zone of Coralville.

Based on the best seller by Ilene Beckerman as well as the recollections of the Ephron’s friends, the show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to: mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we only wear black.

Twelve talented actresses will bring these stories to life. They include Robyn Calhoun, Paula Grady, Ramya Hipp, Diviin Huff, Katy Karas, Sara Knox, Kathy Maxey, Nicole McDonough, Krista Neumann, Leslie Nolte, Mary Rinderspacher, and Mary Wedemeyer.

During the production, City Circle will be collecting donations of new and gently used professional women’s clothing to benefit the clients of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP). Donations can be brought to the theatre or dropped off at Catherine’s Boutique in downtown Iowa City at 7 S. Dubuque Street during business hours February 10-22.

Nine local businesses have donated the costumes worn by the actresses: Catherine’s, Dress Barn, Domby, Dulcinea, Francesca’s, JC Penney, Revival, Textiles, and Velvet Coat. The dresses will be auctioned off after the show’s run to benefit the DVIP. More information about the clothing drive and auction can be found at

Tickets to the show are $12-$27 and can be purchased online at or by calling 319.248.9370 or in person at the CCPA box office at 1301 5th Street and at the Coralville Recreation Center at 1506 8th Street. ASL interpreters will be translating the performance on Sunday, Feb 16 at 2 PM. Please call 319.248.9372 to request seating in the ASL section.

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Written by Jackie E. Holecek   
Thursday, 16 January 2014 13:53

City of Davenport, Iowa

Saturday, January 18, 2014, 8:30 a.m.

City Council Chambers, City Hall, 226 West 4th Street

I. Goal Setting and General Fund Operating Budget Introduction

"My Sister" This Weekend PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QC Theatre Workshop   
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 10:47

Join us this weekend for this original play by Iowa City playwright Janet Schlapkohl!

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Written by Megan Flanagan   
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 09:07

Fairfield, Iowa based writer and performer Andrew Edlin will perform his play Churchill at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, February 1 at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 2 at 2pm.

Edlin stars as the charismatic statesman, orator, and wit Sir Winston Churchill in a powerful performance seguing from iconic speeches to private revelations, from witty stories to brilliant commentary.

It is April 1955.  Churchill, aged 80, agonizes in his wartime bunker below London whether to finally resign as Prime Minister as the Cold War gathers pace.  He is old and tired, but it becomes clear that personal issues will affect his ability to let go.  As he tries to decide, he rolls back the years and reviews his uniquely eventful career, filled with history-changing events and people, glorious speeches, pity comments, funny stories, his checkered relationship with his family, and all the wit and wisdom that has made Churchill an imperishable legend.

“I have performed my play for audiences who are experts in Churchill, far more than I am, some of whom knew him personally, and for school students who had never heard of him!  They all enjoy the show.  This is not a history lesson.  It is an entertainment – a celebration of the wonderful, full life of a great man.  Churchill loved to have friends round a dinner table and tell stories and entertain.  This play continues that tradition,” says Edlin.

Tickets are $20, $15 for youth under 18 and are available online at, by phone at 319.248.9370, and in person at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts box office at 1301 - 5th Street and the Coralville Recreation Center at 1506 - 8th Street.

A native of Brighton, Sussex in the U.K., Edlin won a scholarship in History to Oxford University, graduating in Psychology and Philosophy.  He’s been acting for 50 years, including producing, directing, and playing the title role in King Lear, appearing as Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, and performing Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest. Following four years of research, writing, and workshopping, he first performed Churchill in 1997.  He has continued to revise the script and production ever since, working with directors John Rainey and Al Constantineau. He has even performed Churchill at Westminster College, site of the famous “Iron Curtain” speech.  His “day job” is at CENTURY 21 Hayes-Heartland Real Estate.

Owned and operated by the City of Coralville, the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts is dedicated to enriching the community and contributing to the vitality of Coralville by offering an accessible, affordable venue for a variety of performances, presentations, and public and private events.  The 472 seat theater opened August 26, 2011 and has hosted performances from City Circle Acting Company, Orchestra Iowa, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Dan Knight, Lola Astanova, Lorie Line, Judy Carmichael, Jim McDonough, Nolte Academy of Dance, and many others.  Coralville schools are also able to use the Center free of charge up to three times per year; 16 school events took place at the Center in the 2012-2013 school year. The Center was named 2012 Member of the Year by the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.


More local students named to Central College dean's list PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chelsea Toppin   
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 13:55

PELLA, IA (01/14/2014)(readMedia)-- The following students were named to the fall 2013 Central College dean's list:

Angela Allgood of Muscatine, majoring in business management, is the daughter of Jeff and Janet Allgood

Laura Callan of Clinton, majoring in art, is the daughter of Michael and Laurie Callan

Miranda Ebeling of Muscatine, majoring in athletic training, is the daughter of Scott and Carol Ebeling

Hannah Gettes of Clinton, majoring in communication studies, is the daughter of Eric and Lori Gettes

Tiffany Nguyen of Davenport, majoring in International studies-Latin American, is the daughter of Nathan and Minh Kimbrough

Austin O'Brien of Bettendorf, majoring in exercise science, is the son of Robert and Beth O'Brien

Ashley Ramker of Davenport, majoring in psychology, is the daughter of Michael and Linda Ramker

Abbey Strajack of Davenport, majoring in elemetary education, is the daughter of Michael and Leslie Strajack

Julie Wunder of Muscatine, majoring in athletic training, is the daughter of John Wunder

The honor is awarded to full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale while taking 12 or more graded credit hours for the semester.

Central College is a residential liberal arts college dedicated to the education of 1,500 undergraduate students. Guided by its ecumenical Christian tradition, the college community engages in vigorous, free, open inquiry in pursuit of academic excellence. Founded in 1853, the college is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and NCAA Division III athletics.

Central is a recognized leader in study abroad as a result of its international, residential programs. Central College is located in Pella, Iowa, a thriving community of 10,000 two minutes from the state's largest lake and 40 minutes southwest of Des Moines. Please visit the college website at

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