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Oct. 15, 2004

UI Gallery Series Presents 'Solo' Oct. 28-31

The Gallery series in the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts will present "Solo" by Iowa Playwrights Workshop student Marnie Glazier at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 28-30, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, in Theatre B of the UI Theatre Building.

"Solo," set in Maine, is a family drama in which an individual with the soul of an artist finds his artistic dreams in conflict with his family responsibilities.

"The impulse for this play began some 30 years ago in tales handed down by nights from mother to child," Glazier explains. "Posthumous tales of a man, both legendary and starkly real, who once played the trumpet. Now, 30 years after my grandfather's death, I'm honored to have a first full production of 'Solo,' his story."

Glazier's "All Maine Wool and a Yard Wide" was read at the 2004 Iowa New Play Festival.

Artistic contributors to "Solo" include director Scott Pardue, costume designer Jacinda Lyon, set designer Leslie Devlan, lighting designer Josh Daniels, sound designer Jesse Blaine and dramaturg Julie Gale

Admission to the Gallery series production of "Solo" will be $6 ($4 for UI students, senior citizens and youth). Tickets will go on sale at the door one hour before curtain time.

University Theatres Gallery is a series of productions written by students, and/or staged by student directors.

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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