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      November 1, 2019

      Friday   8:30 PM

      221 E. Washington St.
      Iowa City, Iowa 52240

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      Rachel Grimes: The Way Forth

      Admission:
      $10.00 Student Ticket

      $20.00 Reserved Seating Ticket

      $20.00 Student 2-Day Pass

      $55.00 2-Day Pass

      Box Office Info:
      Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
      12:30pm - 5:30pm
      Closed Monday & Thursday
      (319) 688-2653

      The Way Forth, a new folk opera and film from Rachel Grimes, encompasses lush layers of voices and orchestrations in an experiential, non-linear investigation highlighting perspectives of Kentucky women from 1775 to today. Inspired by a treasure-trove of family documents, photos, and letters spanning several generations, Grimes began in 2016 to research some of the more vexing questions that came to the surface about these people, places, and events. The songs that make up The Way Forth weave back in time through a postcard, a personal account of a long life on a farm, traces of folk tunes, names, places, and rivers, all woven into an emotional fabric of yearning, nostalgia, grief, and the rich intimacies of everyday life. Initially solo voices are heard above vivid orchestrations, expanding with the choral voices of the community through fragments of traditional church music and popular tunes. The scope widens to include a modern male narrator’s reflections on a place battered by greed, civil war, bigotry, and the exploitation of natural resources. Through music, voice, and film, The Way Forth honors the emotional legacy of the silenced, the holistic, the beauty in quotidian life, and explores the eternal grace and redemption of time, as symbolized by the great Dix and Kentucky Rivers.

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