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Family Saga a Minor Masterpiece of Writing: "The Memory of Water" at Riverside Theatre
Written By: Administrator
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2002-02-06 00:00:00
The three sisters who are the central characters of Shelaugh Stephenson’s The Memory of Water at first appear to having nothing in common except their family ties. The caustic dialogue reveals unresolved conflicts that go back to childhood and the different roles each woman has pursued in life and love. But the dialogue also contains much humor and insight that finally leads to acceptance.
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"Butter" Shows a Campus Spinning Out of Control: "Spinning into Butter" at Riverside Theatre
Written By: Administrator
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2001-11-21 00:00:00
Spinning into Butter, Riverside Theatre’s third production in its 21st season, is a sometimes-humorous look at very serious subjects: political correctness and racial politics in the new millennium. The work and the production have local roots. The play was written by Rebecca Gilman, who has an MFA from the University of Iowa and is an acquaintance of Ron Clark and Jody Hovland, co-artistic directors at Riverside. (Time magazine hailed Gilman as “an important new theatrical voice.”) And director Bruce Levitt is a former University of Iowa faculty member and was director of the MFA. actor-training program at the school from 1977 to 1980.
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Modern Love Stories Sure to Entertain: "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" at Riverside Theatre
Written By: Administrator
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2001-09-12 00:00:00
Riverside Theatre in Iowa City is one of only a handful of regional theatres fortunate enough to gain the rights to present I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change so early in its history. The musical comedy – dubbed “Seinfeld set to music” – is still running in New York at the WestSide Theatre and is also in Boston, and it hasn’t begun to tour nationally. But it’s at the Riverside Theatre through September 30.
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Shakespeare Gets a 21st Century Treatment: "As You Like It," at Riverside Theatre
Written By: Administrator
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2001-06-13 00:00:00
Where can audiences see the World Wrestling Federation on stage in a Shakespeare comedy? And where can young lovers be serenaded by frogs as dusk settles over the park? The answer is Lower City Park in Iowa City, where Riverside Theatre presents a very modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Directed with wit and high energy by Mark Hunter, the comedy about love and family and all the complications one can imagine is distinguished by a rollicking soundtrack, youthful, exuberant performers, and hip-hop choreography.
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Riverside Theatre's "Wit" Triumphs over Cancer
Written By: Administrator
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2001-02-07 00:00:00
Riverside Theatre in Iowa City continues its 20th anniversary season with another outstanding Pulitzer Prize-winning drama produced rarely outside urban centers. “Big drama in small places” accurately describes Wit, written by first-time playwright Margaret Edson and originally produced at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, one of the nation’s leading producers of contemporary drama.
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