Dreamwell Theatre continues its â€œSeason of Taboo Bijouâ€ with Blackbird by David Harrower. Iowa Theatre blog says “Blackbrd Soars” in it’s opening weekend. Read an in depth interview with the cast and director. Blackbird will play at 10 S. Gilbert Street March 19, 20, 26, 27 at 7:30 p.m. Fifteen years ago, a series of encounters happened between Una and Ray that should never have happened. Ray was 40. Una was 12. They haven’t seen one another since. When Una tracks Ray down and shows up at his place of work, both of them are faced with the shatteringâ€”and unexpected–consequences of trespassed innocence. Blackbird received the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play. The New York Post says, â€œThis haunting, powerful, incendiary work is the sort of daring theater far too absent from our stages these days.” The Associated Press called it a â€œfascinating and unnerving ninety-minute cat-and-mouse tale of revenge and sexual intrigue, with genuine theatricality and undeniable shock value.â€ Blackbird features Erin Mills as Una and Rip Russell as Ray. Angie Toomsen directs. Rich Riggleman is the technical director. Due to language and adult themes, Blackbird is intended for mature audiences. Tickets are $12 regular, $10 senior, and $8 student. Reservations can be made at www.dreamwell.com or...Read More
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Presenting Jeff Goode’s Poona the &*%dog (and other plays for children) 7:30 pm February 19, 20, 26, 27 2010, 10 S. Gilbert St. Iowa City (corner of Gilbert and Iowa). Directed by Meg Dobbs and Brian Tanner. Iowa Theatre Blog says “Poona is a Daring Success.” Backstage with Poona! Ok, itâ€™s really not for kids! For mature audiences for explicit language and adult situations. The perfect dark fairy tale to open a â€œtabooâ€ season, this show skewers societyâ€™s views on everything from sex to terrorism to language. (Despite the title, this play is not suitable for children. Got that? You did see the main title right?). Directed by Meg Dobbs and Brian Tanner, produced by special arrangement with Original Works Publishing. These outrageous â€œFairy tales for Grown-upsâ€ are not for the easily offended! Poona, our ingenuous heroine, meets up with aliens, talking shrubs, and mealy-mouthed salesmen in her quest to find someone to play with. Nothing is sacred in this raucous assault on the power of language. â€œIrresistible.â€ New York Times â€œA quite brilliant theatrical mess.â€ Chicago Times â€œA bawdy comic romp!â€ LA Weekly â€œS*&t-yourself hysterical. Two hours of theater magic that will go down in infamy.â€ The Stranger, Seattle â€œDelightfulâ€¦ unforgettableâ€¦ much more fun than it ought to be.â€ The New Yorker Cast (alphabetical order) John Crosheck â€“ Penis, Jasper Libby Dobbs â€“ Poona Meg Dobbs â€“ Frog...Read More
In December, Dreamwell was nominated for two Excellence in Innovation Awards (aka “Ickys”). Dreamwell’s production of The Drag by Mae West and directed by Chuck Dufano was nominated in the Theatre Programming category. The big winner was the “All in a Day Play Festival,” which was nominated for the ICCA Collaborative Award, an award that is presented to ICCA organizations who work together on a cultural event. Dreamwell produced the event in partnership with City Circle, the Englert Theatre and Summer of the...Read More
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