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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Iowa Summer Rep offers free preview June 25, in honor of flood efforts

Iowa Summer Rep, relocated from the flooded University of Iowa Theatre Building to Iowa City West High School, will recognize the courageous efforts by Iowa communities in the face of the disaster with a free preview of the first production, David Lindsay-Abaire’s adult comedy “Wonder of the World,” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, in the West High Auditorium.
“A free performance of “Wonder of the World” is Iowa Summer Rep's gift to Iowa City, Coralville and the other flood-ravaged communities in Iowa,” said Alan MacVey, chair of the UI Department of Theatre Arts and director of the Division of Performing Arts. “After weeks of watching, sandbagging, moving and worrying, the entire community is invited to attend a free preview performance of David Lindsay-Abaire's wonderful comedy. Lets all laugh together and celebrate Iowa’s remarkable sense of community.”
West High Auditorium seats 800, and the audience will be admitted on a first come-first served basis.
“Wonder of the World” includes material that is not appropriate for small children. Potential audience members who are concerned about whether the play is appropriate for them should contact the Department of Theatre Arts, 319-335-2700, for additional information.