How Water Behaves

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Department of Theatre Arts
How Water Behaves
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8:00pm

7 more date(s)

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 8:00pm
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:00pm
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 8:00pm
Theatre Building
200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, Iowa
Department of Theatre Arts


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts will be cancelling all performances of Sherry Kramer’s How Water Behaves. These performances are not being rescheduled and we will not be offering a 5th Mainstage play this season. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and hope you will consider joining us for another University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts production this year.


How Water Behaves is a comedy about what happens when your dream of saving the world meets the reality of your empty bank account. We watch a young couple, Nan and Steve, as they fight all the odds to change the world and still have the means to start a family. The play includes liberal amounts of bad string theory poetry, gluten free diet bashing, Melinda Gates worship, and sperm banking. It invites us to engage in new ways of thinking about money, responsibility, and the act of charity. Warning: This play does not answer Plato’s question “How to live.” But the characters in it are trying to.

How Water Behaves received its world premiere professional production at
Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany, NY,
Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Producing Artistic Director.


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