Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Honors students in the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts will present their thesis projects at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, March 27-30, in Theatre B of the UI Theatre Building.

Puddin’, written and developed by Bethany Jackson, and Spot’s Community, written and directed by Taylor Cook, will be presented together on March 27 and 29. Jacob Schiller and Emilia Hodges will collaborate on Lungs, by British playwright Duncan Macmillan; it will be presented March 28 and 30. All shows are free and open to the public.

Puddin’ is a one-act play about a young woman contemplating her impending motherhood while being visited throughout the course of a day by her dead mother and grandmother. It is being directed by Joe Pray.

In Spot’s Community, one young man attempts to bring the remnants of humanity together through the hallucinogenic powers of soda. His “community” brings dancing, singing, drunkenness, and violent sibling rivalry.

According to What’s on Stage, “Lungs combines hyper-real dialogue with a quirky form that expands and contracts time before our eyes, creating the almost physical sensation of being hurtled towards and uncertain future.”

The Department of Theatre Arts is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For accommodations at the productions, contact the Department of Theatre Arts at 319-335-2700. For a UI arts calendar and details about upcoming events visit the new Arts Iowa website.