The University of Iowa
Club Hancher: Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra, The Outer Space
© Joan Marcus

Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra

The Outer Space

Presented by
ADULT: $25
YOUTH: $10

This performance is a Group I event and eligible for a 20% discount when buying 5 or more Hancher season events in a single order.. More about available discounts.

Friday, October 27, 2017, 7:00 pm

Ethan Lipton is rumpled, self-deprecating, and brilliant – and he’s bringing two shows to Club Hancher. The Outer Space is a bittersweet, off-kilter tale of a couple headed for space—but the interstellar sailing isn’t always smooth. No Place to Go is a story of work, outsourcing, and identity—and a potential career move to Mars. 

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Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
General Hancher Partners
Hancher Circle Donors

Running time: 1.5 hours


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The Daily Iowan - Thursday, October 26, 2017
The blue janitorial jumpsuits are subdued underneath a twinge of purple light. Glow-in-the-dark stars are scattered across the back wall as in the bedroom of a child. The set draws a fine line between simple and imaginative. “I have always loved music from colorful storytellers, and I brought that into my band,” Ethan Lipton said. “We have melded various genres together into one particular sound that is rooted in American music. “We are always trying to make sure we are pushing forward and charting new territory.” Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra perform cabaret–lounge-style music, but the lyrics have a satirical element that transcends genre. The group will play at Hancher at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, performing two different sets: “The Outer Space” on Friday and “No Place to Go” on Saturday.

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 Hancher in advance at (319) 335-1160.