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Old tales take fresh form in 'The New Colossus,' directed by Tim Robbins
Iowa City Press-Citizen - Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The notion that our stories — varied and uniquely textured as they are — do more to unite than divide us is central to "The New Colossus," a touring performance being held at Hancher Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
The Actors’ Gang brings the huddled masses to Hancher, Tim Robbins talks mythic courage and national identity
Little Village - Saturday, February 22, 2020
The New Colossus, directed and co-written by Academy Award-winning actor, Tim Robbins, was created in collaboration with the Actors’ Gang, the 39-year-old, Los Angeles-based company where he serves as artistic director. The troupe will be performing it at Hancher Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m., with Robbins in tow. Tickets are $10-20.
Sharing Muslim American stories of hope through spoken word poetry: Syed Umar Warsi, Amir Safi, and Amal Kassir perform at Hancher
The Daily Iowan - Friday, February 21, 2020
Hancher hosted three spoken word poets Friday night, who told their stories about the joys and discrimination they felt growing up Muslim in America.
Muslim comedian Negin Farsad to perform Saturday at Hancher in Iowa City
The Gazette - Thursday, February 20, 2020

Muslim comedians and Iranian-Americans are mutually exclusive terms for some people. Negin Farsad is both.

Political comedian Negin Farsad will bring her TED talk inspired comedy to Hancher
The Daily Iowan - Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Part of Hancher’s “Embracing Complexity” series, political comedian Negin Farsad will speak about her unique craft of creating a TED talk style stand-up routine in order to tackle serious issues.
Science, music mingle for musical masterpiece at Hancher
The Daily Iowan - Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Composer and UI assistant presenter Jean-François Charles will present Science on Tap: The Scientific Concert, highlighting a musical collaboration between the arts and sciences.
"The New Colossus:" Twelve Actors, Twelve Eras, Twelve Languages, One Border
Iowa Public Radio - Thursday, February 13, 2020
Tim Robbins discusses "The New Colossus," a theatrical performance and story depicting the immigrant experience, with IPR's Charity Nebbe. The play shares its title with the sonnet written by American poet Emma Lazarus and was co-written by The Actors’ Gang and Tim Robbins. The story features twelve actors, in twelve different eras, telling their ancestor’s stories, in twelve different languages, about coming to the United States from all across the world.
Rosanne Cash keeps pushing to find that next step in her music, writing
The Gazette - Thursday, February 6, 2020

After the “The River & The Thread” tour ended a half-decade ago, Roseanne Cash’s Blue Note label hoped for a repeat of the commercially successful and critically acclaimed album.

Americana performer Rosanne Cash coming to Hancher
The Daily Iowan - Wednesday, February 5, 2020

On Saturday, four-time Grammy award winner Rosanne Cash will come to fill Hancher Auditorium with her Americana-style music.

Gina Chavez gives a lively performance for parents and children
The Daily Iowan - Saturday, February 1, 2020

For the first ever Kids Club Hancher event, the family-friendly singer Gina Chavez performed her bilingual, interactive music.