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Release: Sept. 25, 2002

University Theatres Gallery Series Opens With ‘The Lyre’

The 2002-2003 University Theatres Gallery series, which primarily presents minimally-staged productions of new scripts from the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, will open with “The Lyre,” written and directed by student playwright Laura McPherson, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 3-5, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, in Theatre B of the University of Iowa Theatre Building.

The play, which was first presented as a reading in last spring’s Iowa New Play Festival, combines fact, fantasy and humor in the tale of a mother and daughter’s struggle with learning disabilities.

Tickets to “The Lyre” are $5 ($3 for UI students), and will be available one hour before curtain time at the Theatre Building box office.

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