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Theatre Lovett, They Called Her Vivaldi
Ros Kavanagh

Theatre Lovett

They Called Her Vivaldi

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ADULT: $25
YOUTH: $10
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 2:00 pm

In this enchanting play performed by Ireland’s Theatre Lovett, a sensitive musical prodigy finds herself leaving her quiet sanctuary for the noise of the big city as she tries to recover her magical, musical hat. She meets a collection of colorful characters—each of whom is also missing something important to them—on an adventure that is both hilarious and thrilling. The young people in your life will love the music, the characters, and the encouragement to follow their dreams.

Recommended for ages 7+ and adults of all ages. There is a brief use of strobe lighting during the performance.

Supported by Culture Ireland

Culture Ireland


Event Sponsors:
Chad, Erica, Cameron, Harrison, Maryn, and Emmerson Reimers

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Five questions with: Muireann Ahern, director of ‘They Called Her Vivaldi’
Little Village - Sunday, March 10, 2019
Sunday, March 10 will bring an exciting, one-day-only performance to Hancher Auditorium. Irish theater company Theatre Lovett will make their Iowa City stop, one of just seven on their North American tour, sharing their original production They Called Her Vivaldi, a playful narrative full of adventure and magic. The play follows quiet musical prodigy Cecilia Maria, who is robbed of her magical, musical hat. The introspective musician must venture away from her comfortable home and into a loud and bustling city to get it back. Promising intense musicality and masterful stagecraft, They Called Her Vivaldi will bring the audience at Hancher a thrilling, comedic adventure story that is sure to reach audiences of all ages.
‘They Called Her Vivaldi’ to arrive at Hancher this weekend
The Daily Iowan - Thursday, March 7, 2019
A mystical singing hat named “Capello,” a musical prodigy, and a noisy, strange city: It sounds like the makings of a wonder-filled children’s novel, the type that is hard to buy into as an adult. But Theater Lovett has made this mystical plot into a reality and invites tired college students to sit back, relax, and explore childhood wonder in the midst of midterms season. At 2 p.m. March 10, Theater Lovett will bring its highly acclaimed show They Called Her Vivaldi to Hancher.

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