England's Splendid Daughters

Presented by: 
Department of Theatre Arts
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 8:00pm

2 more date(s)

Friday, February 11, 2022 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 12, 2022 - 8:00pm
Theatre Building
200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242
David Thayer Theatre
Hancher Box Office
319-335-1158

England's Splendid Daughters
Written and directed by Ann Kreitman

February 10, 11, 12 at 8:00 p.m.
David Thayer Theatre, UI Theatre Building

England’s Splendid Daughters is a physical theatre piece based on the memoirs of ambulance drivers in World War I. When the British were losing the war, in order to send more men to the trenches, they promoted all service level staff to the front lines. To replace the ambulance drivers, the British Armed Forces sought out unmarried women who knew how to drive a car. Unintentionally, they recruited a bunch of lesbians. England’s Splendid Daughters was written to prove to ourselves and the world that queer people have always been heroes.

This production contains graphic descriptions of violence, death, and injury, and strong language.

Iowa Directors Festival 2022
This production is part of the Iowa Directors Festival which includes four productions produced over two weeks, all directed by the MFA directing candidates.

Week #1 (February 3-5)
small hours by Lucy Kirkwood and Ed Hime, directed by Sarah Gazdowicz
Letters from Cuba by María Irene Fornés, directed by Natalie Villamonte Zito

Week #2 (February 10-12)
Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen by Tennessee Williams, directed by Kenneth Collins
England's Splendid Daughters, written and directed by Ann Kreitman

Tickets:
Tickets will be available through the Hancher Box Office. Additional information coming soon.

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