Johnston, Iowa – Continuing its tradition of showcasing talented Iowans and sharing community performances with the entire state, Iowa Public Television will present a new production of Romeo + Juliet: A Performance by Ballet Quad Cities. The ballet will debut Friday, April 17 at 8:30 p.m., and will air again on April 20 at 9 p.m. on statewide Iowa Public Television.
The performers of Ballet Quad Cities bring Shakespeare to modern life. The brilliant musical score by Sergei Prokofiev and stunning choreography lure you in to a version of the tale that is driven by fate.
“We’ve covered many wonderful performances over the years but this one stands out,” said IPTV Senior Producer/Director Deb Herbold. “It’s deeper. It’s multi-faceted. It is flat-out riveting.”
Join us for this captivating and thought provoking performance from the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Moline, Illinois, recorded on February 27, 2015. The program includes behind the scenes interviews with the cast and choreographer.
Learn more at Iptv.org .
For more information about Iowa Public Television, please contact Susan Ramsey at 515.725.9703 or Susan.Ramsey@iptv.org.
Iowa Public Television is Iowa’s statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides quality, noncommercial programming to make a difference in the lives of Iowans. As one of the last locally controlled media enterprises in the state, IPTV is committed to telling Iowa’s stories like no one else can. Our mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans enables IPTV to present an unequaled array of programs of lasting value to Iowans regardless of where they live or what they can afford. More than 2 million viewers a month turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. Iowa Public Television offers three programming channels statewide: IPTV, IPTV LEARNS and IPTV WORLD. Iowa Public Television stations include: Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Hawarden; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak. Information on programming channels, reception and more can be found at Iptv.org.