The University of Iowa
/peh-LO-tah/ (Photo: Bethanie Hines Photography)
Bethanie Hines Photography


Marc Bamuthi Joseph/The Living Word Project

Presented by
Adult: $35 | $25
College Student: $31 | $10
Youth: $17 | $10

This performance is a Group I event - a 20% discount is applied when five or more Hancher events are purchased at the same time. 

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7:30 pm
Developed with and Directed by Michael John Garcés
Choreographed by Stacey Printz
Composed by Tommy Shepherd
Produced by MAPP International Productions

Poet and performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s new multi-disciplinary work considers soccer--and the African American experience--as a conduit for both joy and corruption. With music drawn from multiple traditions, dance, poetry, shadow work, and film, /peh-LO-tah/ connects the beautiful game to our beautiful, complex, interconnected lives.


Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.



Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
Pat Gauron
Jo Ellen Ross


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Review: /peh-LO-tah/
West Side Story - Sunday, May 7, 2017
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from /peh-LO-tah/. A new, multi-disciplinary work considering soccer and the African American experience. But Thursday night rolled around and it was showtime. The front half of Hancher’s theater was packed, and there was a certain excitement in the air, the excitement coming from not knowing what to expect. That feeling continued even as the lights went down and the show started.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Paris Young in advance at (319) 467-4849 or at