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University of Iowa News Release

March 25, 2005

Tennessee Williams Tribute Featured On WSUI's 'Java House'

Cast members of the University of Iowa Theatre's production of "The Glass Menagerie" will perform a tribute to playwright Tennessee Williams on the April 1 edition of WSUI's "Talk of Iowa Live from The Java House."  

The show is broadcast from downtown Iowa City's Java House at 10 a.m. Fridays on five public radio stations in Iowa. It is produced by the University of Iowa's public radio station WSUI AM 910.

The cast will perform live excerpts from the play, and the UI production's director Alan MacVey and its dramaturge Bryan Moore will discuss the life and work of Williams, one of the UI's most famous alumni.

Guitarist Tom Nothnagle of Iowa City will perform live music. Nothnagle is a classical and contemporary guitarist, but is accomplished in a broad range of genres. He performs concerts, enjoys teaching and is part of residencies in schools throughout the state.

Every Friday morning at 10 a.m., "Talk of Iowa Live from The Java House" serves up fresh-brewed conversation topped off with live local music. Broadcast from downtown Iowa City's coziest coffee hangout, the program offers an eclectic variety of topics and guests. Host Ben Kieffer moderates the mix of lively discussion, drama, and live music drawn from a rich pool of intellectual, artistic and tuneful talent.

The show is broadcast live statewide to an estimated 30,000 listeners each week on public radio WSUI AM 910 from Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, WOI AM 640 from Ames/Des Moines, KTPR - FM 91.1 from Fort Dodge, KOWI FM 97.9 from Lamoni and KWOI FM 90.7 from Carroll. The shows are free and open to the public at The Java House, located at 211 E. Washington St. in downtown Iowa City.

The broadcast can also be heard in streaming audio at http://wsui.uiowa.edu/ by clicking on "Listen to WSUI"; it is rebroadcast on WSUI at 10 p.m. Fridays.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: George McCrory, 319-384-0012, george-mccrory@uiowa.edu.