MERRILY poster image. Smiley Face. Sad Face.


Oct 18, 2019 to Oct 20, 2019
Dakota Parobek
Directed by: 
Bo Frazier
Alan MacVey Theatre
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 2:00pm


Emma Goldman (Anarchist) and Wilbur Wright (Capitalist) wade through history in search of long lost loved ones. As their past lives collide and coalesce, the integrity of memory begins to unravel.

This production contains strong language, sudden loud noises, and discussion of death and suicide.


Role Name
Emma Goldman Jessie Shaw
Wilbur Wright Jivani Rodriguez

Artistic Team

Artistic Team of MERRILY
Title Name
Playwright Dakota Parobek
Director Bo Frazier
Scenic Designer Tobin Griffin
Costume and Media Designer Chelsea June
Lighting Designer Kimberly D. Fain
Sound Designer Dakota Parobek
Dramaturg Nate Ferguson
Stage Manager Mady Davis
Assistant Stage Manager Jeni Tucker


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

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.