The University of Iowa

An Officer and a Gentleman

An Officer and a Gentleman is a new musical based on the Oscar-winning film. Zack Mayo’s got smarts and a body built for US Navy pilot boot camp, but he also has too much swagger—until he meets a drill sergeant determined to drill his arrogance out of him. Zack finds comfort in the arms of a local factory girl. When tragedy befalls a fellow candidate, Zack finds the courage to be his best self and win the heart of the woman he loves. A sweeping romance that lifts you up where you belong.

Storm Large

Hear Storm Large take on the holidays in her third Hancher performance. An undeniable force of nature, she’ll light up the holidays with a tempest of seasonal favorites.

CANCELLED: Bill Irwin

Beloved clown and Tony award-winner Bill Irwin applies his sensibility to the words of Samuel Beckett. “What this evening is,” Irwin explains, “is my attempt to share with an audience the place that these writings occupy inside of me. These stretches of language have stayed in my head a long time.”

Bill Nye

Engineer, comedian, author, inventor—and best known for his Emmy-winning run as Bill Nye the Science Guy—Bill Nye blends humor, intellectual curiosity, and devotion to solving some of the world’s most complex challenges through science.

Step Afrika!

Step Afrika! returns with a tale of resistance, resilience, and reclamation. Grounded in the Stono Rebellion of 1739, which led to the banning of drums among enslaved Africans, Drumfolk celebrates the beat entering the very bodies of persecuted people.