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Corsberg brings one-woman show to Hawkeye stage

September 16, 2012
By JOE SUTTER, , Messenger News

This week, Hawkeye Community Theatre will host a production that's smaller and more off-the-cuff than usual.

Robin Corsberg will present "Stages: A One-Woman Show," a combination of improvisation, stand-up and sketch comedy she wrote and directs herself.

"Basically, (it's about) the four stages we go through in life as we get older, and how they relate to me, and how they relate to other people," she said. "This show will be a conversation between the performer and the audience that asks them to think about their life as the show progresses."

Some material may not be appropriate for children under the age of 13.

Corsberg is the improv coach at Iowa Central Community College and lives in Manson. She said she performed this show before when she was living in Washington. It played two weekends at the Up Front Theatre.

She wanted to do the show again, she said, "I guess out of a need for outputting creative information."

Fact Box

If you go:

WHAT: Stages: A One-Woman Show

WHEN: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Show starts at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Hawkeye Community Theatre, 521 N. 12th St.

TICKETS: $10, available at the door.

Rehearsal looks different when there's only one person involved.

"It's a lot of getting together with my tech person - Ashley Garst, who is amazing - and going through the beats of the show," Corsberg said. "It's brainstorming what I would do for improv, like how I might be able to play different characters depending on the stage."



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