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Iphigenia Point Blank - Story of the first Refugee

A documentary film opera

Nov 1 - 11, 2018

By Lisa Schlesinger

Directed by Marion Schoevaert

Music by Kinan Azmeh

Film by Irina Patkanian

David Thayer Theatre
UI Theatre Building, 200 N Riverside Dr, Iowa City, IA, 52242

IPHIGENIA POINT BLANK: Story of the first Refugee, A documentary film opera, is adapted from Euripides' Iphigenia plays and ancient Greek laments from the Trojan War epics. The play follows Iphigenia, the first refugee depicted in western drama through 2,500 yearfs of history and across contemporary war zones to interrogate the current refugee crisis and change the ending of her story.
The Iowa Partnership in the Arts program was established in 1992 to support the creation of major new works of theatrical art. Nationally - and internationally - respected guest artists collaborate with students and faculty to present adventuresome new works, many of which have gone on to be productions throughout the country. This program is part of a long tradition of UI faculty and students collaborating with professionals to develop new work.

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Running Time

Aproximately 80 minutes without an intermission.

Please Note

This production contains strong language and references to sexual and physical violence - in addition, incense will be used throughout the performance.



For this University 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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