Hard to Be the Bard: A Cabaret


Riverside Theatre, 119 E College St., located on the Ped Mall in downtown Iowa City


Kristen Behrendt-DeGrazia
Robyn Calhoun
Patrick Du Laney
Rebecca Fields-Moffitt
Anthony Hendricks
Allison Holmes-Bendixen
Carrie Houchins-Witt
Ben Laur
Jaye Piper Rosewell
Ryan Shellady
Vicki Vaughn

& accompanist Jason Sifford

Curated by: Chris Okiishi & Patrick DuLaney
May 1 & 2 at Riverside Theatre
General Admission*: $5 Members / $10 Regular

*there are no printed tickets for cabarets. Once purchased, your name will be on a guest list at the door, which opens at 7pm. 

To see, or not to see? There is no question! Come to the cabaret, and help us launch our exciting summer production of Henry V with some of the finest vocalists in the corridor! We promise laughter, beauty and even (a little) history! Be there or beheaded!

Covid Protocols 

  • Masks are required to be worn correctly by all staff, volunteers, and patrons while in the venue including the duration of all performances.
  • In addition to embracing face-masks as a public health tool, we require all patrons to present a 72- hour (or less) negative COVID-19 test for each individual attending the performance, at every performance. We will accept documentation of vaccination via a vaccine card in lieu of a negative COVID-19 test. Appropriate documentation for a vaccination card will include patron state-issued ID plus one of the following: physical vaccination card or a photo of each individual’s vaccination card. This policy will be enforced at all Riverside events unless otherwise noted.
  • Please note that lobby cabarets are not socially distanced seating events. There will be rows of chairs as well as some high top tables, available first come, first served.

Questions? Please contact the Riverside Theatre Box Office at boxoffice@riversidetheatre.org or call us Tuesday & Wednesday 11am – 2pm, Thursday – Friday 12:30 – 5:30pm at (319) 259-7099.