Sharon Falduto is a Central Iowa native who came to University of Iowa in 1991 and essentially never left the area. She is involved in local community theater, notably as one of the co-founders of Iowa City's Dreamwell Theatre. She has also directed children's plays with the Young Footliters group. Sharon works in with English Language Learners in a support position at Kirkwood Community College.. She lives in Coralville with her husband, Matt, and three daughters Rachel, Samantha, and Piper.

Advice: Maybe You Should Get Your Vitamin D Checked

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image: two young girls well before they were college students

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Guide to Live Theaters in the Iowa City Area

Guide to Iowa City Area Live Theaters

The play's the thing . . . and Iowa City and its surrounding area has a number of local venues for you to watch—or get involved with live theater. Whether it's your (or your...