Iphigenia Point Blank

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 8:00pm
Event Location: 
UI Theatre
University of Iowa campus
Iowa City, IA 52242
Refugee on beach at Lesbos

Iphigenia Point Blank: Story of the First Refugee, A film opera, is adapted from Euripides’ Iphigenia plays and ancient Greek laments from the Trojan War epics. The play follows Iphigenia, the first refugee depicted in western drama, through 2,500 years of history and across contemporary war zones to interrogate the current refugee crisis and change the ending of her story. This collaborative project was developed in part during the summer of 2016's Obermann Interdisciplinary Research Grant program. 

The production opens on November 1 and runs through November 11. Tickets are available at the Hancher Box Office. Note that this production contains strong adult language and references to sexual and physical violence.

This production is part of the Iowa Partnership in the Arts program. This program was established in 1992 to support the creation of major new works of theatrical art. Nationally- and internationally-respected guest artists collaborate with students and faculty to present adventuresome new works, many of which have gone on to be productions throughout the country. This program is part of a long tradition of UI faculty and students collaborating with professional artists to develop new work.