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UI Department of Theatre Arts returns home

IOWA CITY (KWWL) - Tuesday, The University of Iowa continued its recovery process after the summer's flood, opening the UI theatre building to students for the first time since June.

The Department of Theatre Arts had been scattered about in several temporary locations before returning back home, and by doing so, it becomes the first of the art buildings to move back to its permanent location.

"It was really important for us to get a foothold back over on this side of the river," said David McGraw, a faculty member with the Department of Theatre Arts.  "A lot of students hadn't been over here. So many freshman had no idea what was on this side of the river."

The department is getting ready to open "As You Like It," its first production since returning home, in early February.

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