This King's County poster image, king's throne

This King's County or (the Unwritten Ballad of April and Barker)

Sep 15, 2017 to Sep 16, 2017
Benjamin Sulzberger
Directed by: 
Clara Reynen
Theatre B
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00pm


In This King’s County or (The Unwritten Ballad of April and Barker), the federal government of the United States of America has collapsed, but that doesn’t stop local tyrants that fill the void left in its wake from using the same populist tactics as their predecessors. In one oppressed town on the frontier of the apocalypse, April and Barker take things into their own hands when they launch an underground newspaper to combat the lies of their glorious leader. In doing so, they’re thrust into a whole new world of spies, violence, revolution, and the “official” story.

This production contains adult language, scenes of violence and sexual assault, and loud noises.


Role Name
Cast of This King's County
Barker Sterling Isler
April Jenna Smithson
Jules Brenda Wall
Ainsley Emi Bendler
Alex Simmy Wood
Augustus Cameron Speta
Rats Danny Whiskeyman
Peyton Ethan Upchurch
Daryl Kyle Schindler
King Aiden Page
Riley Mallory Zwiefel
Singer Anthony Davis

Artistic Team

Title Name
Artistic Team of This King's County
Playwright Benjamin Sulzberger
Director Clara Reynen
Lighting Designer Ryan McElroy
Poster Designer Zoe Hermsen
Stage Manager Marisa Paulsen


Tickets for Workshops are free of charge; however, you must obtain a ticket at the door and seating is limited.

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.