Bell at the Back of Her Throat

Apr 30, 2019

09:00 PM

Theatre Building, David Thayer Theatre

200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242

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Bell at the Back of Her Throat poster image. Two dirty hands.

Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts
Iowa New Play Festival 2019 Production

Bell at the Back of Her Throat
By Courtney Meaker
Directed by Bo Frazier
Tuesday, April 30 at 5:30 and 9:00 p.m.
David Thayer Theatre

Cass wakes up from a dream to find her hands are burnt having seen a vision of Greenville engulfed in flames. No one believes her, but smoke has started descending on the town. People are leaving, never to be heard from again. Meanwhile, the Director of Tourism is determined to keep tourists out of the town. Bell at the Back of Her Throat is an examination of patriarchy, witchcraft, and xenophobia through the Cassandra myth.

This production contains adult themes and violence and will use theatrical haze.

Tickets for Iowa New Play Festival productions are $5 for non-students and free for UI students (with a valid ID). They are available one hour prior before show time in the Theatre Building lobby or during Festival Box Office hours on Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more than forty years, the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts has presented an annual festival centered on producing, reading, and analyzing new scripts from the Iowa Playwrights Workshop. Preparing eleven new plays and presenting them in a single week is a monumental undertaking that is only possible through the utilization of UI Department of Theatre Arts’ wide-ranging resources in acting, directing, design, dramaturgy, stage management, and technical support. Through staged readings, workshops, and productions, Festival showcases the process of new play development.

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