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Ghost Limb

Nov 03, 2016 to Nov 06, 2016
Marisela Treviño Orta
Directed by: 
John Cameron
Theatre B
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 8:00pm
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 2:00pm


Set in Argentina during the Dirty War and drawing inspiration from the Greek myth of Persephone and Demeter, Ghost Limb plunges the world into winter when Consuelo’s son is disappeared by the military dictatorship. Injured during her son’s abduction, Consuelo uses a psychic connection between her injured arm and her tortured son to find his location before it’s too late.

Argentina's Dirty War was a systematic reign of terror led by its military dictatorship that began in the mid-70s and went on for almost ten years. Estimates for los desaparecidoes (the disappeared) are as high as 30,000 individuals who were kidnapped or murdered by their government. Students, academics, and journalists were targeted for speaking out or protesting the dictatorship. The vast majority who were disappeared were never seen again, only a handful were released after their torture and they immediately fled to exile.

Audience members should note this production includes extreme acts of violence and may not be appropriate for young children.


Consuelo Cristina Goyeneche
Eugenio William Goblirsch
Javier Damitri Taylor
General Brian Canchola
Soldier 1 Vince Doud
Soldier 2 Claire Saskowski
Madre Lindsey Francisco
Soldier 3 Johnathan Goldstein

Artistic Team

Playwright Marisela Treviño Orta
Director John Cameron
Scenic Designer Kenton Jones
Costume Designer Lindsey Kuhn
Lighting Designer Forrest Tallbull
Sound Designer Wade Hampton


Tickets for Gallery Productions are available in the Theatre lobby one hour before showtime.
Tickets are $5 for non-students and free for University of Iowa students with a valid ID.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Department of Theatre Arts in advance at 319.335.2700.