Ears on a Beatle

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From the writer of hit Riverside plays Dancing Lessons and Relativity comes the story of Veteran FBI agent Howard Ballantine and new recruit Daniel McClure. It’s 1972 and these men are assigned to job of critical importance by J. Edgar Hoover: get politically outspoken John Lennon out of the country before Richard Nixon runs for reelection. Filled with humor and heartbreak, Ears on a Beatle explores a time when the country was sharply divided by an unpopular war, lies flowed from the White House and individual liberties were threatened in the name of national security! Based on files declassified by the Freedom of Information Act, it’s an incredibly humorous and deeply involving play that is as contemporary as today's headlines.

Artistic Director Sean Lewis says: “A last minute treat for our audience… funny… smart… and based on true events, the play is a rollicking look at the world then and now.”

Ears on a Beatle
  • 213 N. Gilbert St
  • Iowa City, IA 52245
  • 4/21/2018, 4/26/2018, 4/27/2018, 4/28/2018
  • $12 - 30