The University of Iowa
Taylor Mac
© Ian Douglass

Taylor Mac

A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged)

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ADULT: $40 | $30
YOUTH: $20 | $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.

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 7:30 pm

Hancher was a proud commissioner and presenter of Taylor Mac’s 1846–1856 Whitman vs. Foster: Songs Popular Near the Breaking Point, a portion of the artist’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music. Now, in a condensed version of this magnum opus, Mac returns to take us on a musical and theatrical journey through American history. Easily one of the most dazzling performers of our time, Mac will take you out of your comfort zone and into a new conception of our shared story.

Iowa City's own Awful Purdies will join Taylor Mac for portions of this performance. 

Please note: This performance includes mature content.

Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
Dale and Linda Baker

Supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works


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Related Event:

Dazzle Crawl
Friday, April 27, 2018, 5:00–7:00 pm
Downtown Iowa City

Running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes


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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