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CANCELLED: How Water Behaves


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts will be cancelling all performances of Sherry Kramer’s How Water Behaves. These performances are not being rescheduled and we will not be offering a 5th Mainstage play this season. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and hope you will consider joining us for another University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts production this year.


How Water Behaves is a comedy about what happens when your dream of saving the world meets the reality of your empty bank account. We watch a young couple, Nan and Steve, as they fight all the odds to change the world and still have the means to start a family. The play includes liberal amounts of bad string theory poetry, gluten free diet bashing, Melinda Gates worship, and sperm banking. It invites us to engage in new ways of thinking about money, responsibility, and the act of charity. Warning: This play does not answer Plato’s question “How to live.” But the characters in it are trying to.

How Water Behaves received its world premiere professional production at
Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany, NY,
Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Producing Artistic Director.


Saturday, April 15 at 8:00pm

Theatre Building
200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, Iowa

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Arts/Entertainment, Performance


Students, Parents, Alumni/Friends, Faculty/Staff, Everybody, Graduate Students, Community Members


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Department of Theatre Arts

General Interest

Arts Iowa, Theatre, After Class


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Department of Theatre Arts

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