NO FISH poster

No Fish in the House

Jul 14, 2013 to Jul 22, 2013
Tom Willmorth
Directed by: 
Paul Kalina
On Tour


No Fish in the House is a madcap comedy in the lunatic Italian tradition of the Commedia dell’arte. Follow the Commedia De Lazzi players, led by legendary dramatist Tony Bologna, as they rehearse their new play, No Fish in the House, only to discover, “there’s no fish!” Filled with slapstick humor, impromptu operations, and flying tiger sponges, No Fish in the House is a fun-filled romp for the whole family. The humorous and witty play, written by Tom Willmorth, was actually created for a child audience, but has delighted children and adults alike.

The comic romp features four professional actors who play a variety of roles while wearing leather masks in the Commedia dell’arte style. The actors perform onstage as well as in the aisles, interacting with the audience and getting the children involved and taking an active role in the show. Numerous fun props are also used to help tell the fishy story.

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No Fish in the House will tour in a number of cities across the state:

June 8 at 12:30 p.m.
Summer of the Arts, Downtown Iowa City
Free performance

June 14 at 3:30 p.m.
UI Foundation Flood Event, UI Pentacrest

Free performance

July 7 at 5:00 p.m.
Brucemore, Cedar Rapids, IA

Free performance. Guests are encouraged to bring picnics and beverages, along with blankets or chairs. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Questions? Call 319.362.7375.

July 14 at 3:00 p.m.
New Ground Theatre, Davenport, IA

Tickets: $3.00. Reservations are not required. First come-first served seating, box office opens at 2:30 p.m. Desserts and refreshments available. Questions? Call 563.326.7529.

July 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Spencer Community Theatre, Spencer, IA

Tickets: $5.00 for adults, $3,00 for children, with proceeds benefitting the Children's Theatre Scholarship program. On sale beginning Monday, July 8. Tickets will be general admission seating and are available by phone at 712.262.7336 or by stopping by the theatre prior to the show or at the door on the night of the show.

July 20 at 7:00 p.m.
West Iowa Tech Community College, Sioux City, IA

Free performance. Parking is available in parking lot 4. Use entrance 14. Questions? Call 712.274.8733.

July 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre at Pearson Lakes Art Center, Okoboji, IA

Suggested donation: $5.00. Questions? Call 712.332.7013.

This touring production is sponsored and made possible by the support and collaboration of several University of Iowa entities, including a Better Futures for Iowans grant, , Office of Summer Session, Office of the Vice President for Research, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Division of Performing Arts, Department of Theatre Arts, and Arts Share. The Better Futures for Iowans grant from the University of Iowa Office of the Provost supports outreach projects that address a goal of the University’s strategic plan: to provide better futures for Iowans by improving the lives of Iowans in areas such as health, education, the Arts and the Iowa economy. Arts Share continues the UI’s long tradition of sharing creative resources. Arts Share’s mission includes strengthening the arts in underserved areas, reaching out to provide access to life-enriching arts experiences throughout Iowa.