CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0557; fax (319) 335-0558
IC Community Theatre performance will benefit WRAC and WISE
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- An Iowa City Community Theatre presentation of "The
Voice of Emma Fields and Other Northern Belles" will benefit both
the Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) and Women in Science and
Engineering (WISE) at the University of Iowa. The benefit performance
is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. at the Johnson County Fairgrounds
south of Iowa City.
"The Voice of Emma Fields and Other Northern Belles" is a
collection of interwoven stories about the challenges and triumphs of three
generations of farm women in Northern Michigan. Their story is part theatre
and part poetry and attempts to reclaim some of our rural heritage, especially
the characteristics of agricultural communities, by using women's voices
and the tradition of oral and narrative poetry. The play was written by
Anne-Marie Ooman and is directed by Pauline Tyre.
Tickets are available through WRAC, 130 N. Madison St. in Iowa City,
or WISE, 400 Gilmore Hall. Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for non-students.
Call (319) 335-1486 if you have questions or if you need an accommodation
to attend the event.