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Upcoming Department of Theatre Arts events

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In the Red and Brown Water

Saturday, April 20, 2024 8:00pm
Theatre Building
In the Red and Brown Water By Tarell Alvin McCraney Directed by Caroline Clay San Pere, Louisiana: Oya runs fast, but her collegiate future is placed on hold to care for her mother. Inspired by Federico García Lorca’s Yerma and Yoruban cosmology, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s In the Red and Brown Water is a lyrical offering at the intersection of ancestral myth and ritual about a young woman’s coming-of-age navigating lovers, community, and her chosen path. Performances: Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m...

Iowa New Play Festival 2024

Monday, April 29 to Saturday, May 4, 2024 (all day)
Theatre Building

Iowa New Play Festival 2024

Tuesday, April 30 to Saturday, May 4, 2024 (all day)
Theatre Building

Iowa New Play Festival 2024

Wednesday, May 1 to Saturday, May 4, 2024 (all day)
Theatre Building

Iowa New Play Festival 2024

Thursday, May 2 to Saturday, May 4, 2024 (all day)
Theatre Building

Iowa New Play Festival 2024

Friday, May 3 to Saturday, May 4, 2024 (all day)
Theatre Building

Iowa New Play Festival 2024

Saturday, May 4, 2024 (all day)
Theatre Building