Author: Dreamwell Theatre

Hand to God Opens Friday 9/20!

Dreamwell Theatre presents “Hand to God” by Robert Askins, directed by Grant Freeman at Public Space One, (120 N. Dubuque St., Iowa City in the basement of the Wesley Center) 7:30pm Sept. 20, 21, 27 & 28 . Tickets can be reserved at our tickets page. “Hand to God” is a dark comedy described as an “irreverent puppet comedy about a possessed Christian-Ministry Puppet.” After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry, in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason’s complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and—most especially—his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason’s puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerous personality all its own. “Hand to God” explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us. This play contains vulgar language, sexual content, and devilish puppets. Cast: Jason/Tyrone – Zach Vig Jessica/Jolene – Melissa Kaska Margery – Eva Giacomo Timmy – Colin Mattox Pastor Greg – Jeremy...

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Auditions for Hand to God – August 11 & 12

Dreamwell Theatre will hold auditions next weekend for “Hand to God” by Robert Askins, directed by Grant Freeman. Auditions will take place at the Iowa City Public Library from 1:00-4:00 on Sunday, August 11 and from 7:00-9:00 on Monday, August 12. Performance dates will be September 20-22 & 27-29. “Hand to God” by Robert Askins is a dark comedy described as an “irreverent puppet comedy about a possessed Christian-Ministry Puppet.” After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry, in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason’s complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and—most especially—his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason’s puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerous personality all its own. “Hand to God” explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us. This play is rated R for vulgar language, sex, and devilish puppets. Some cast members will be expected to learn puppetry, be comfortable with stage combat, and engage in heavy onstage physical intimacy. Roles -Jason/Tyrone – M age 18 – 30 -Margery – F age 30 – 45 -Timmy – M age 18 – 30 -Jessica/Jolene – F age 18 – 30 -Pastor Greg – M age 35 – 50 Contact director Grant Freeman at openarenas@gmail.com with...

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Visages by Colin Mattox – August 9, 10, 16 & 17

VISAGES is an original play written and directed by Colin Mattox about Anna Coleman Ladd, a sculptor who made masks for soldiers disfigured in World War I. VISAGES is a Dreamwell Artists’ Lab production. Performances will be August 9-10 and 16-17, at Public Space One (120 N. Dubuque St., Iowa City, in the basement of the Wesley Center) and will start at 7:30pm. Tickets will be $7 and can be purchased at the door or online at...

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QueertopIA Iowa City, June 21

Join us at the first Iowa City QueertopIA! Dreamwell Theatre is pleased to partner with Iowa City Pride and the Mill in the production of QueertopIA, a queer cabaret at the Mill at 7:30pm on June 21! 50% of net profits will go to Iowa City Pride! We’re honoring Queertopia, a longstanding tradition of an all inclusive, no holds barred “cabaret of queer love” started in Minneapolis by Jeffry Lusiak and carried on by Nastalie Q. Queertopia has been going strong in Twin Cities for over a decade. $10 suggestion donation, however no one will be turned away for funds. Check out the Green Room radio interview with Madonna Smith and Jeffrey Mead here COME OUT and join us for a fun evening with a variety of talent and...

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