Welcome to Thebes

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Department of Theatre Arts
Welcome to Thebes
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:00pm

7 more date(s)

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 8:00pm
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 8:00pm
Theatre Building
200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, Iowa
David Thayer Theatre
Department of Theatre Arts

Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts
Mainstage Series

By Moira Buffini
Directed by Paul Kalina

Faced with an impoverished population, a shattered infrastructure, and a volatile army, the first democratic president of Thebes, Eurydice, promises peace to her nation. But establishing a Democracy proves to be delicate work. Without the aid of Theseus, the arrogant, mercurial, and profit-driven leader of the vastly wealthy state of Athens, she doesn’t stand a chance. A swaggering opposition, impatient for insurrection, prowls on the fringe to undermine the new “female” President. All the while, the body of the former dictator lies unburied.

Set in the present day but inspired by ancient myth, Welcome to Thebes offers a passionate exploration of an encounter between the world’s poorest countries in the aftermath of a brutal war.

This production contains adult language, violence, use of weapons, and gunshots.

Welcome to Thebes
Copyright © Moira Buffini 2010
Please note: Actors in this performance are all non-paid, student actors.

$20 Adults
$14 Seniors (65+)
$10 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)

Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at www.hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

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