Council Bluffs, Iowa
- The Iowa Western Community College Department of Theatre is pleased to announce its 2013-2014 theatrical season. Fall 2013 brings “Shakespeare: The Game Show, An Interactive Shakes-perience” written by IWCC Theatre Department Chair Moira Mangiameli. Performance dates are November 7-10 and 14-16. A special High School Night is scheduled for November 14 and will include tours, workshops, tickets to see “Shakespeare: The Game Show, An Interactive Shakes-perience,” and a talk-back session with the directors and cast. For information on the workshop please contact Moira Mangiameli at 712-325-3409.
In April, Iowa Western will present “The Laramie Project” by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project. The spring play will run April 3-6 and 10-12.
In addition, the Theatre Department will produce a student-written and student-produced Devised Theatre performance December 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Arts Center Black Box space. Title and content to be announced at a later date.
To reserve tickets or for more information, please call the Arts Center box office at (712) 388-7140.
About the plays
Shakespeare The Game Show: Throw out everything you’ve ever heard about Shakespeare being “boring,” “outdated,” or “hard to understand,” and make time to attend the world premiere of this zany, energetic and, yes, even educational theatre happening. Shakespeare: The Game Show takes viewers from Romeo and Juliet to Richard III and “The Dating Game” to “Fear Factor.” Audiences will gain new understanding and appreciation for Shakespeare’s language and characters while they serve as judges, actors, and contestants in this high energy, interactive play-fest. The acting company along with audience members will travel from game to game exploring characters, themes, and text from many of the Bard’s finest works.
The Laramie Project: This profoundly moving and controversial play has been instrumental in creating a platform for conversation about gay and human rights from the beginning. In October 1998 Matthew Shepard, an openly gay man, was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Five weeks later, Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, and over the course of the next year, conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town. From these interviews they wrote the play The Laramie Project, a chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder. The Laramie Project is one of the most performed plays in America today.
Production Staff, IWCC Theatre