ISU Theatre presents "This Is Not a Pipe Dream"
2018 Sep 12
ISU Theatre presents a whimsical celebration of surrealist art and the imagination with "This Is Not a Pipe Dream," opening on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. The playful, family-friendly production will run for two weekends in Fisher Theatre in Ames with special pricing for children's tickets.
Inspired by the life and work of the surrealist painter Rene Magritte, "This Is Not a Pipe Dream" by Barry Kornhauser follows a young boy who wants to be an artist. Though his desire is dismissed as "a pipe dream," he begins a quest into the delightfully absurd magic-realism of Magritte's famous paintings.
Directed by Amanda Petefish-Schrag, assistant professor of theatre, "This Is Not a Pipe Dream" is a celebration of how art and the imagination help people confront life's traumas and mysteries.