The act of preparation

The act of preparation

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Follow Mainstage actress Molly Brown through her routine during premiere week
Molly Brown prepares for play rehearsalMolly Brown applies her makeup prior to a dress rehearsal of Absurd Person Singular, which is running through Saturday in the David Thayer Theatre. Brown, a sophomore who lives on campus, juggles performing with the demands of being a student.

Learning lines, changing costumes, hitting the mark, taking a bow. The life of a Mainstage performer can be hectic, certainly during a production's premiere week. That's all on top of the scholarly and social aspects of being a college student. University of Iowa sophomore Molly Brown, performing in Absurd Person Singular, allowed Iowa Now a peek at her routine.

Absurd Person Singular is a hysterical farce that follows three couples in three kitchens on three successive Christmas Eves. Brown, a graduate of Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, plays Jane Hopcroft, a woman quite obsessed with keeping her kitchen clean. We'd tell you more, but perhaps you'd rather see Brown in action yourself! The play runs through Saturday, March 15; information about tickets can be found in an earlier Iowa Now article.

For now, take a look at the images below, where in addition to seeing "Jane Hopcroft," you'll see Brown's preparation for the stage, her coursework in dance, and the precious downtime spent with friends.


Tim Schoon, University Communication and Marketing, 319-384-0053


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