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Kirkwood Performing Arts Presents the
2015-2016 Theatre Season

Thursday-Saturday showtimes are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
All events take place in Ballantyne Auditorium unless otherwise noted

All events are free to Kirkwood students, faculty, and staff with their Eagle Card. General admission tickets are $10 adults, and $5 non-Kirkwood students and seniors. Contact (319)398-5899 x4331 or for ticket reservations.


Six Characters in Search of an Author
by: Luigi Pirandello
·         Performances: October 29, 30, 31, & November 1- 2015
·         Auditions & Crew Call: August 31 & September 1 @ 7:00 p.m. – Ballantyne Auditorium
*        Please Prepare one monologue from a play.
·         Callbacks: September 2 @ 7:00 p.m. – Ballantyne Auditorium
Luigi Pirandello's masterpiece, "Six Characters in Search of an Author", presents the playwright's views about the isolation of the individual from society and from himself. This play within a play chronicles six characters as they seek an author to tell their story, and to present their real lives on stage. But do their realities make better tales than fiction?
Quilters (Musical)
by: Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek
·         Performances: February 18, 19, 20, & 21- 2016
The story of a pioneer woman and her six daughters, QUILTERS blends a series of interrelated scenes into a rich mosaic which captures the sweep and beauty, the terror and joy, the harsh challenge and abiding rewards of frontier life. Illuminating stories contained in various patches or "blocks" with music, dance and drama, the action depicts the lot of women on the frontier: girlhood, marriage, childbirth, spinsterhood, twisters, fire, illness and death. But, with this, there is also love, warmth, rich and lively humor and the moving spectacle of simple human dignity and steadfastness in the face of adversity. In the end, when the various patches are assembled into one glorious, brilliantly colorful quilt, the effect is both breathtaking and magical—and a theatrical masterstroke which will linger in the mind and memory long after the house lights have dimmed.
The Menaechmi
by: Plautus
·       Performances: April 7, 8, 9, 10 - 2016
The Menaechmi is a comedy about mistaken identity, involving a set of twins, Menaechmus of Epidamnus and Menaechmus of Syracuse. It incorporates various Roman stock characters including the parasite, the comic courtesan, the comic servant, the domineering wife, the doddering father-in-law and the quack doctor.



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