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August: Osage County, #NeverAgain and more new shows in Eastern Iowa theaters

“Little Women: The Musical” features (from left) Maia DeGrazia as Amy, Lauren Rude as Beth, Victoria Vaughn as Jo and Becca Bauer as Meg March. City Circle Acting Company is presenting the show, based on Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel, through Sunday (5/6) at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. (Courtesy photo: BENJAMIN STUBEN FARRAR)
“Little Women: The Musical” features (from left) Maia DeGrazia as Amy, Lauren Rude as Beth, Victoria Vaughn as Jo and Becca Bauer as Meg March. City Circle Acting Company is presenting the show, based on Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel, through Sunday (5/6) at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. (Courtesy photo: BENJAMIN STUBEN FARRAR)

OPENING

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

Today (5/3) to Sunday (5/6) @ Cornell College, Mount Vernon

After the disappearance of the family patriarch, three generations of an American family collide in an Oklahoma farm house, bringing with them years of resentment packaged in dark humor. Times: 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Kimmel Theatre, enter through Armstrong Hall, 600 First St., Mount Vernon. Tickets: $7 to $10, free Cornell students and staff; for mature audiences. ALSO: Hilltop Theatre Talks preshow catfish dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. today (5/3), Smith Dining Room, Thomas Commons, with cast and crew; $10. Tickets for show and dinner: box office, (319) 895-4293 or email boxoffice@cornellcollege.edu

PLAYWRIGHTS SAY #NEVERAGAIN TO SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

May 10 @ Cedar Rapids Public Library

RHCR Theatre of Cedar Rapids has teamed up with Code Red Playwrights: #ENOUGH, Moms Demand Action, Foundation 2 and the Cedar Rapids Public Library to present a staged reading of contemporary plays from playwrights across the country. Written in response to school shootings, the collection features one- to five-minute plays, each one responding to a different school shooting in the United States. The content may not be suitable for young children, due to violence and subject matter. Time: 6:30 p.m. May 10; Whipple Auditorium, Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 Fifth Ave. SE. Admission: free, with suggested donations benefiting Everytown for Gun Safety.

A MAN AND HIS PROSTATE

May 19 and 20 @ Riverside Theatre, Iowa City

Acting legend Ed Asner brings stars in this one-man show by Ed Weinberger. Based on a true-life experience, a near-tragedy is transformed into a comedy, as a man discovers his inner self in more ways than one. Times: 7:30 p.m. May 19, 2 p.m. May 20; Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City. Tickets: $40 show only; $50 show plus meet-and-greet with Ed Asner after Saturday’s show at High Ground Cafe, 301 E. Market St., Iowa City; Riverside Box Office, (319) 338-7672 or Riversidetheatre.org/ed-asner-at-riverside-theatre-

ONGOING

CAMELOT

To May 20 @ Old Creamery Theatre, Amana

This new re-imagining of the Lerner and Loewe musical features the same legendary characters and enchanting music, but on a more intimate scale that focuses on the relationships between King Arthur, Guenevere and Lancelot. Times: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday; Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana. Tickets: $31.50 adults, $19.50 students, Old Creamery Box Office, (319) 622-6262 or Oldcreamery.com

NOISES OFF

To Sunday (5/6) @ Giving Tree Theater, Marion

The opening night performance of the farce “Nothing’s On” is hours away, and as the actors stumble through their final dress rehearsal, things couldn’t be going any worse. Can the cast pull their act together on the stage even if they can’t behind the scenes? Rated PG-13. Times: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Giving Tree Theater, 752 10th St., Marion. Tickets: $26, (319) 213-7956 or Givingtreetheater.com

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LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL

To Sunday (5/6) @ City Circle Acting Company, Coralville

The musical leaps from page to stage to follow the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March and their experiences growing up in Civil War America. Times: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 Fifth St. Tickets: $14 to $29, venue box office, (319) 248-9370 or Coralvillearts.org

UI NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

To Saturday (5/5) @ UI Theatre Building, Iowa City

The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts annual festival centers on producing, reading and analyzing new scripts from the Iowa Playwrights Workshop. This year’s festival includes four fully produced productions, one workshop and seven staged readings. Tickets: $5 full productions, free tickets needed for readings and workshop; UI Theater Building box office, 200 N. Riverside Dr., Iowa City. More info: Theatre.uiowa.edu

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