Engaging, entertaining, and educational! To help educators connect these performances to their curriculum, we have listed standards and benchmarks addressed by each performance. Hancher can also provide study guides containing information and activities to help teachers introduce students to the performers, the program, and other information.


The Cashore Marionettes

The Cashore Marionettes
Simple Gifts

October 25–26, 29–30, 2018

Simple Gifts is a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life set to stunning music by such composers as Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland. Intricately carved and masterfully manipulated, the marionettes of Joseph Cashore bring to life crystalline moments of melancholy and joy. Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, beautiful music, theatrical illusion, and artistic insight, the original vignettes presented in Simple Gifts provide an entertaining and sensitive vision of what it is to be human. 

Run time 60 minutes. Strauss Hall (200 total capacity)

Recommended for grades 2–8

  • Examine how connections are made between oneself and a character’s emotions 
  • Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life
  • Identify connections to community, social issues and other content areas in drama/theatre work

Theatre Lovett, They Called Her Vivaldi

Theatre Lovett
They Called Her Vivaldi

Monday, March 11, 2019

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. Students will love the music, the characters, and the encouragement to follow their dreams.

Run time 60 minutes. Hancher Auditorium (1800 total capacity)

Recommended for grades 2–8

  • Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life 
  • Identify the ways drama/theatre work reflects the perspectives of a community or culture
  • Identify and discuss physiological changes connected to emotions in drama/ theatre work
  • Identify connections to community, social issues and other content areas in drama/theatre work

Slingsby Theatre Company, The Young King

Slingsby Theatre Company
The Young King

May 1–3, 2019 

What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of Slingsby. Journey in wonder, to a land of challenging choices and rich rewards.

Run time 70 minutes. Strauss Hall (200 total capacity)

Recommended for grades 2–8

  • Explore how stories are adapted from literature to drama/theatre work
  • Distinguish how varying economic systems impact a nation and its citizens
  • Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding
  • Identify the ways drama/theatre work reflects the perspectives of a community or culture

Event Sponsors:
Cosmo Catalano Family
MidWestOne Bank
Herbert A. and Janice A. Wilson Arts Education Fund

 


2018/2019 School Matinee Series Ticket Information

Reservations can be made by calling the Hancher Box Office at (319) 335-1160 or 800-HANCHER. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5:30 pm. Orders are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Tickets are $5.00 per person; there is a $5.00 handling fee included with each order.

Final ticket count and payment must be received by the Hancher Box Office three weeks prior to the first event on your order. Checks payable to Hancher Auditorium. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.

Admission is limited to school groups of 10 or more and students ages 5 and older. Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted to the student matinee performances. Tickets are required for anyone who will be attending the performance–students and adults.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you have a person with a disability in your party who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Hancher Accessibility Services in advance at (319) 335-1158.

 

For More Information: 

Micah Ariel James
Education Manager
Hancher
micahariel-james@uiowa.edu
(319) 335-0009