City Circle Founding Member Barbara S. Lee, 62, of North Liberty, died Sunday, September 7th, at her home following a courageous battle with cancer.
A vibrant and electric presence off-stage and on, Barb will be remembered for her feisty wit and soaring soprano, in addition to her years on the City Circle Board of Directors, where she served as Secretary. Among her favorites roles was Jeanette, the hard talking piano player in The Full Monty–a role that she proudly costumed from her own closet–and a haughty but hysterical nun in Nunsense–a role that she proudly did not costume from her own closet. Most poignantly, she portrayed a dancing bear confronting mortality in The Arkansaw Bear. She particularly enjoyed the photography of her character from The Rocky Horror Show.
She was reminiscing about her theatrical past with many of the men from the Full Monty just one day before her passing, laughing and smiling, telling stories and correcting others when details were not in keeping with her memory.
She and her family have asked that donations be made in her memory to City Circle Acting Company of Coralville.