Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” — Iowa Stage Theatre Co.
The Iowa Stage Theatre Co. kicks off its debut season with Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,” a musical that some consider to be a peak of American theater.
From musical theatre’s most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – “those good and crazy people [his] married friends” – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions. Company features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim’s best known songs. The strength of the piece lies in its vivid yet real characters. Every audience member will see reflections of themselves in at least one of the characters onstage.
Performances on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in the Kum & Go Theater.
Sept. 22 – Oct. 8, 2017
Buy tickets: http://www.midwestix.com/organizations/iowa-stage