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The Dead Guy by Eric Coble

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THE STORY: The Pitch: You get one million dollars to spend over the next seven

days. A camera crew follows your every move and broadcasts your adventures on

national television. The Hook: At the end of the week…you die. The Best Part: The

viewing audience gets to vote on the method of your death! For hard-luck Eldon

Phelps, the deal is irresistible. But does America have the stomach for this much

reality? What would you do if you had one week until you became…”The Dead Guy”?

Stay tuned…

 

“Inspired and ruthless, Eric Coble has preempted the network vultures with THE

DEAD GUY.” —Variety. “Daringly staged and thrilling to watch.” —Denver Post.

“Whether you are entertained or disgusted, Coble’s skillfully woven comedy is a

humorous and thoughtful critique on society’s obsession with other people’s

realities.” —L.A. Splash. “Playwright Eric Coble has built THE DEAD GUY around one

of the brightest notions of recent seasons.” —Houston Chronicle. “A brilliant twist by

playwright Eric Coble on today’s fascination with pseudo stars.” —What’s Doing in

Denver. “A slapstick satire on ultimate reality TV shows that will tickle your funny

bone no end.” —Colorado Backstage. “The laughs roll and Coble alights on intriguing

thoughts in his script. The result looks a lot like reality TV, and thereby implicates

our own real-life viewing behavior.” —Rocky Mountain News. “Amoral, mercenary

and totally devoid of good taste, it’s not such a far-fetched idea. A must-see.” —

Houston Press.

 

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HIR By Taylor Mac

May 12 @ 7:30 pm - May 21 @ 2:00 pm

HIR – May 12-21, 2017 Iowa Premiere
By Taylor Mac

Hir – After his tour of duty in the Middle East, Isaac comes home to a dirty house, a brother instead of a sister, and a mother on a warpath. Isaacs mother, Paige and brother Max has paved a new road for themselves after his abusive father Arnold has suffered a stroke. Isaac attempts to reclaim structure in a household that refuses to be tamed. Hir confronts what it is to live in a new world when one is stuck to the past.

“Perhaps no play this year inspired a greater sense of awe than Taylor Mac’s audacious dive into the dysfunctional-family playpen of American theater.” – The New York Times

“Hir challenges expectations on every level except that of providing engrossing entertainment, which it does to a remarkable degree.” – San Francisco Chronicle

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Cast:

Issac – Michael LaDell Harris

Paige – Becky Scholtec

Max – Asher Suski

Arnold – Shawn Wilson

Production Team:

Director – Taylor Sklenar

Set Designer – Jay Jagim

Lighting Designer – Jim Trenberth

Costume Designer – Jill McMahon

Sound Designer – Josh Jepson

Hair / Wig / Make-up Designer – Cindy Hummel

Dramaturg – Wayne Kischer

Master Carpenter – Paul Mostrom

The Dead Guy by Eric Coble

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THE STORY: The Pitch: You get one million dollars to spend over the next seven

days. A camera crew follows your every move and broadcasts your adventures on

national television. The Hook: At the end of the week…you die. The Best Part: The

viewing audience gets to vote on the method of your death! For hard-luck Eldon

Phelps, the deal is irresistible. But does America have the stomach for this much

reality? What would you do if you had one week until you became…”The Dead Guy”?

Stay tuned…

 

“Inspired and ruthless, Eric Coble has preempted the network vultures with THE

DEAD GUY.” —Variety. “Daringly staged and thrilling to watch.” —Denver Post.

“Whether you are entertained or disgusted, Coble’s skillfully woven comedy is a

humorous and thoughtful critique on society’s obsession with other people’s

realities.” —L.A. Splash. “Playwright Eric Coble has built THE DEAD GUY around one

of the brightest notions of recent seasons.” —Houston Chronicle. “A brilliant twist by

playwright Eric Coble on today’s fascination with pseudo stars.” —What’s Doing in

Denver. “A slapstick satire on ultimate reality TV shows that will tickle your funny

bone no end.” —Colorado Backstage. “The laughs roll and Coble alights on intriguing

thoughts in his script. The result looks a lot like reality TV, and thereby implicates

our own real-life viewing behavior.” —Rocky Mountain News. “Amoral, mercenary

and totally devoid of good taste, it’s not such a far-fetched idea. A must-see.” —

Houston Press.

 

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