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Common

Greatness

Presented by
Carver College of Medicine Office of Diversity
,
Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
,
Office of the Vice President for Student Life
, and
UI Lecture Committee
Saturday, October 6, 2018, 7:30 pm
Free
TICKETS

Ticket Limit: Two per person.
Available in person only at the Hancher Box Office; not available by phone or online.
UI students with valid ID: Available Friday, September 21, 10 am–5:30 pm.
General public, ID required: Available Monday, September 24, 10 am–5:30 pm.

 

Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and Grammy-winning artist, actor, and activist, Common continues to break down barriers with a multitude of critically acclaimed, diverse roles, and continued success at the box office.

Common most recently wrapped production on The Kitchen, based on the DC/Vertigo female-led comic book series. He stars alongside Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss. Set in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen during the 1970s, the story follows wives of Irish mobsters (McCarthy, Haddish, and Moss) who team up to take over running the business after their husbands are sent to prison.

Up next on the big screen, Common lends his voice to Warner Brothers’ animated feature Smallfoot, in theaters September 28, 2018. The animated film follows a young Yeti as he discovers a human. The film also stars Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, LeBron James, Gina Rodriguez, and Yara Shahidi. Later this fall. he can be seen in the Fox 2000 film, The Hate U Give opposite Amandla Stenberg, Issa Rae, and KJ Apa. This timely drama, directed by George Tillman Jr., follows a teenage girl who witnesses a white police officer shooting her best friend and is based on the novel by Angela Thomas.

Presented by
University Lecture Committee
Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Carver College of Medicine Office of Diversity
Office of the Vice President for Student Life

With support from
African American Council; African American Studies Program; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Athletics; City of Iowa City; Department of Communication Studies; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Englert Theatre; School of Journalism; M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art; School of Music; National Association of Black Journalists Unity Chapter; Provost Engagement; SCOPE; Department of Theatre Arts; UNESCO City of Literature; and West Music.

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