Iphigenia - Iowa State University Theatre

Adapted by Amanda Petefish-Schrag and Ben Schrag, based on Euripides

“The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from our enemies.”--Anonymous

In the Greek myth Iphigenia is the daughter of Agamemnon who is told by a goddess that he must sacrifice his daughter in order to be granted wind so that his ships can sail to Troy. Knowing that his wife would never agree, he tricks Iphigenia and her mother into coming to him by telling her that she is to marry the great hero, Achilles. This is a new telling of the old legend.

February 23 and 24 and March 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m.; February 25 and March 4 at 2 p.m. – Fisher Theater, Ames

Adults $18, seniors $16, students $11. Season tickets on sale beginning August 28, single tickets available beginning September 11 in person from the Iowa State Center Ticket Office located in Stephens Auditorium and online at TicketMaster. Tickets are also available at the door.


Noah Allyn - Chorus

Peprah Boakye-Danquah - Chorus

Ashley Diaz - Chorus

Ryeland Doolittle - Chorus/Agamemnon

Sarah Etheridge - Chorus/Attendant

Lena Frank - Chorus/Calchas

Emily Heckle - Chorus/Clytaemnestra

Lindsay Koehler - Chorus

Ben Mayer - Chorus/Achilles

Lena Menefee-Cook - Chorus/Iphigenia

Levi Miller - Chorus/Messenger

Alyson O'Hara - Chorus

Margaret Smith - Chorus

Juawan Thomas - Chorus/Menelaos


Ben Schrag

Barbara Fisher

Mat Wymore

Creative Team

Director - Amanda Petefish-Schrag

Assistant Director - Vivian M. Cook

Composer/Music Director - Ben Schrag

Scenic Designer - Natalie Hining

Costume Designer - Kelly Marie Schaefer

Guest Lighting Designer - Patrick Immel

Sound Designer - Jim Trenberth

Puppet Designer - Amanda Petefish-Schrag

Assistant Puppet Designers - Lena Menefee-Cook, Zoey Lazere

Dance Captain - Alyson O'Hara

Rhythm Captain - Noah Allyn

Technical Director - Natalie Hining

Scene Shop Assistants - Nolan Clemons, Christopher Culver, Simon Duster, Mitchell Finger, Tyler Tomaszkiewicz, Joseph Ulven

Charge Artist - Sarah R. Bennett

Scenic Artist - Abigail Morgan

Lighting Assistants - Caleb Davidson, Jared Rickard, Davis Vande Steeg

Props Master - Rebel Clodi

Props Assistants - Francesca Geis, Amy Taylor

Costume Shop Supervisor - Doris Nash

Costume Shop Assistants - Colton Fangmeier, Christine Henke-Stoneberger, Sarah Henrich, Nolan Kratky, Lydia Loya, Carolyn Shar

Stage Manager - Rachel Henderson

Assistant Stage Manager - Sydni Lapsley

Light Board - Christopher Culver

Secretary - Liese VanderBroek

Office Assistants - Jacob Campen, Adam Millsap

Internet Site Coordinator - Liese VanderBroek

Poster Art - Andrew Kille Smith

Photography - James Tener

Poster - Mary Bendgen


Poster by Mary Bendgen

Photography by James Tener