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Release: Oct. 29, 2002

Early Brecht Play Will Be Gallery Production Nov. 8-10

The University Theatres Gallery Series presents a production of Berthold Brecht’s “A Man’s A Man” in Theatre B of the University of Iowa Theatre Building Friday, November 8 at 8 p.m., Saturday, November 9 at 5 and 9 p.m. and Sunday, November 10 at 3 p.m.

The play is directed by MFA directing student Liza Williams.

The play follows a detachment of three soldiers who have left the fourth member of their group behind while robbing a temple to replenish their beer supply. The soldiers convince a simple dockworker to stand in for the fourth soldier, but are unable to find their buddy when they go back for him. They think up a scheme to force the dockworker to take on their friend’s name so they won’t get caught for their crime.

“This play is an early example of how Brecht was influenced by Marxist theory, but is very funny at the same time,” Williams said. This is the first play by Brecht Williams has directed after many years of research and respect for his work.

Other student members of the production team for “A Man’s A Man” are musician Phil Nohl, who is composing new music for the production, and assistant director Amber Miller.

Tickets for the performance are $5 general admission, $3 for students, seniors, and youth. Tickets will be available at the door beginning one hour before performance time.

The Department of Theatre Arts is a unit of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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