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Hit The Wall

Hit the Wall

By Ike Holter
Directed by Bo Frazier

January 31, February 1, 6, 7, 8 at  8:00 p.m.

February 2 at  2:00 p.m.

E. C. Mabie Theatre
UI Theatre Building, 200 N Riverside Dr, Iowa City, IA, 52242

On a typical hot and humid New York City night in the summer of '69, a diverse group of queer outcasts gathers at the Stonewall Inn. However, on this night, when the police show show up for a routine raid, all are thrust into the frontlines of history. A riot ensues that would launch the LGBTQ+ movement in America. With an original rock 'n roll score, emotional poetic language, and gritty choreography, Hit the Wall pays homage to these revolutionaries who came together 50 years ago to fight for their freedom.

Please note:

This production contains extreme violence, intimacy, sexual content, adult language, and adult themes.

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For this University Theatre event, each University of Iowa or other college student must present their student ID to attend the performance with a student ticket.



Parking in Lot 55 is free for patrons after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and all weekend. Parking meters surround the perimeter of the lot for week-day use. Please note that Lot 55 is also a staging area for free shuttle buses to Hawkeye Football and Basketball games. On Saturdays when Mainstage performances are held at the same time as a Hawkeye Football Game, the metered lot on the West side of the Theatre Building will be reserved for Theatre Patrons.


The building is accessible to persons with disabilities. All theatres are accessible, and are equipped with hearing augmentation systems. For details, call Accessibility Services at (319-335-1158). The main entrance is accessible to persons with disabilities, and is located on the east (river) side of the building. It is reached via a ramp located at the southwest corner of the building.

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