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By William McCauley                                               

Directed by Sam Osheroff

January 29-February 21, 2016

"Families come and go, but relatives stay until the bitter end."

It's all for themselves in this hysterically funny, biting farce about greed, lust and the family ties that bind.

Sponsored by New Pioneer Co-op

Friday, Jan. 29, 7:30pm
Saturday, Jan. 30, 7:30pm
Sunday, Jan. 31, 3:00 pm -with talk back

Thursday, Feb. 4, 7:30pm
Friday, Feb. 5, 7:30pm
Saturday, Feb. 6, 7:30pm
Sunday, Feb. 7, 3:00pm

Thursday, Feb. 11, 7:30pm
Friday, Feb. 12, 7:30pm -with talk back
Saturday, Feb. 13, 7:30pm
Sunday, Feb. 14, 3:00pm

Thursday, Feb. 18, 7:30pm
Friday, Feb. 19, 7:30pm
Saturday, Feb. 20, 7:30pm
Sunday, Feb. 21, 3:00pm


By phone at 319-338-7672, in person one hour before each show, or ONLINE (if you are using a discount, please call the Box Office).

Single Tickets
Adults: $30 (Over 60/under 30, $28)
Youth (18 and under): $18 (Fri-Sun)
Thursday Student Special:  $12 (College students, please bring ID)
Student rush: $18 (any unsold tickets 10 mins before the show)
Veterans, military personnel & immed family: $24 (Blue Star discount)

Groups (10+): call 319-338-7672 about your discount.

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