Friday, August 13, 2010

Swanderwoman Productions Presents: Driving the Body Back

Venue: Dream Theatre

Showtimes: click to buy tickets

September 1, 2010 8:30 p.m.

September 2, 2010 10:00 p.m.

September 3, 2010 4:00 p.m.

September 4, 2010 5:30 p.m.

September 5, 2010 7:00 p.m.

The work took its first breath in the real journey of a young Mary Swander, called to retrieve her mother’s body back for burial in the family hometown. Mary’s godmother, who accompanied her on her journey told stories of the colorful, vigorous lives and deaths of her family. Ms. Swander then poured their lives onto the page. The result was a narrative poem garnering praise from critics across the country. As a stage play, directed by award winning Broadway director, Michael Sokoloff, the performer seeks simplicity and honesty in sharing these memories as one woman standing gratefully before her godmother.

“Swanderwoman Productions” is an Iowa Based Theatre Company primarily featuring the work of Mary Swander and her stage collaborations with Professional Iowa Artists as well as projects that grow out of her work with her Iowa State University Students. Mary has several productions currently touring Iowa and the Mid-west: Farmscape, a Docu-drama about the changing rural environment, The Girls on The Roof, a Mississippi Flood Narrative and the new production of Driving The Body Back. Mary has won many awards for her writing including her most recent: being named as The Poet Laureate of The State of Iowa.”


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