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CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0557; fax (319) 335-0558
e-mail:steven-parrott@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

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.

11/4/97