CONTACT: LINDA KROON
Women's Resource and Action Center
130 North Madison St.
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Aug. 23, 1999
Women's Center kicks off Coffeehouse with 'Pirate Queens'
IOWA CITY, Iowa The first University of Iowa
Women's Resource and Action Center Coffeehouse of the new academic year kicks
off Friday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at 10 South Gilbert St.
The Coffeehouse is a monthly performance space with an
open mike to celebrate women's voices and features different performers each
month. On Friday Graffiti Theatre presents "Pirate Queens!", a show about
historical women pirates, starring Mara McCann, Meredith Ratzel, Shelly Welch
and Rochelle Honey, and featuring stories, songs and puppets.
UI graduate student, Meg Maurer, will perform as a
drag king. "She's lively, energetic, and hysterically funny," says Coffeehouse
co-organizer Suzi Steffen. "We haven't had drag before, and were excited
about partaking in something that's so popular in Iowa City right now," Steffen
Women are welcome to read, perform, sing, dance or
play music during "open mike" time. The Coffeehouse is free, but a donation
is requested at the door. To sign up for open mike or for more information,
call the Womens Center at 335-1486.