Theatre Community Connection: Tommy

Join the cast of The Who’s Tommy and a panel of experts in the field of Childhood Trauma and Abuse for an open conversation about Tommy’s story and the real-life impact child abuse has on a person and a community.

While the music for The Who’s Tommy is widely recognized, the experiences that shape its title character are less frequently discussed. City Circle Theatre Company invites you to explore a serious side of this iconic show with the show’s cast and a panel of experts. Forty years after the album’s release, we’ll explore our changing social awareness of childhood abuse and trauma. We’ll learn about resources and information available in our own community for people dealing with or recovering from abusive situations.

The panel includes:

  • Moderator – Christopher Okiishi, MD, Board Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist.
  • Resmiye Oral, MD – Director, Child Protection Program, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Iowa
  • Patti Fields – Vice President for Community Impact and Engagement, United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties
  • Karla S. Miller, LISW – Trauma Therapist, Counseling Center, Iowa City
  • Burgundy J Johnson, DO – Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Iowa

When: Monday, February 4, 2019 at 7:30pm

Where: Schwab Auditorium, lower level of the Coralville Library, 1401 5th St. Coralville, IA 52241.

Free parking is available. All are welcome, and refreshments will be served. This event is ADA accessible.

Questions? Contact Evan Hilsabeck at or 319.248.9370.