Reviews by Jeff Ashcraft, Patricia Baugh-Riechers, Audra Beals, Pamela Briggs, Dee Canfield, Kim Eastland, Emily Heninger, Heather Herkelman, Paula Jolly, Victoria Navarro, Mark Ruebling, Mike Schulz, Joy Thompson, Oz Torres, Brent Tubbs, Jill (Pearson) Walsh, and Thom White.

Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the inspiration for the Oscar-nominated Nicole Kidman film, playwright David Lindsay-Abaire's family drama Rabbit Hole will enjoy a one-night-only virtual reading in a January 8 event hosted by Princeton's Festival 56, with the acclaimed work lauded by Entertainment Weekly as “a transcendent and deeply affecting new play which shifts perfectly from hilarity to grief.”

A virtual dose of holiday cheer featuring some of Iowa City's and Coralville's most familiar performers, City Circle Theatre Company's online presentation A Christmas Cabaret will be available for home viewing from December 18 through 25, this collection of song-and-dance vignettes professionally recorded and edited by CoralVision, and boasting dynamically talented stars of stage and television.

Beloved seasonal songs and familiar Midwestern performers will be showcased December 18 through 20 in the virtual yuletide performance Let It Show, Let It Show, Let It Show, a family-friendly celebration of the holidays hosted by Galesburg's Orpheum Theatre.

Taking the Antoinette Perrys as our inspiration, we theatre lovers at the Reader have decided that Our Show Must Go On, too. So even though we've been given far fewer titles to choose from than usual, with our own categories and the excellent work within abbreviated out of necessity, we happily welcome you, ladies and gentlemen, to the Fifth-Annual Reader Tony Awards!

A lauded performer and playwright serves as the latest guest in the University of Dubuque's Live(stream) with Heritage Center series, with the virtual December 17 program boasting an interview with Patrick Dewane, who will also performs scenes from his forthcoming, holiday-themed sequel to his critically acclaimed one-man muli-media show The Accidental Hero.

Described by DC Theatre Theatre as “a magical experience” and by Goldstar magazine as “a fresh spin on Charles Dickens' beloved holiday tale,” playwright Paul Morella's one-man adaptation of the yuletime classic A Christmas Carol will be viewable from November 27 through December 13 in a virtual presentation hosted by Iowa City's Riverside Theatre, a production directed by the venue's co-founder Ron Clark and starring popular Iowa performer John William Watkins.

With the production's proceeds benefiting The Actor's Fund's COVID-19 emergency-relief efforts, students of Scott Community College will, from December 4 through 6, offer a virtual presentation of the darkly hilarious monologue collection Rogues' Gallery by playwright John Patrick Shanley, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning author of Doubt, and the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Moonstruck.

Lauded by Variety magazine as “an actor gifted not only with exceptional range and depth, but with clear-eyed passion and intelligence,” nationally touring actor, singer, musician, and historic interpreter Darryl Van Leer serves as the latest guest in the University of Dubuque's Live(stream) with Heritage Center series, offering a preview of his stage performance The Norm of Greatness: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and sharing insights about the art and tributes he creates.

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