Mother:Knife by Derick Edgren Otero


Oct 28, 2022 to Oct 30, 2022
Derick Edgren Otero
Directed by: 
Margo Skornia
Alan MacVey Theatre, Theatre Building
Friday, October 28, 2022 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 30, 2022 - 2:00pm


After Beth's mother and sister disappear without a trace, she is left to a life of solitude—until a friendly stranger comes home, prepared to convince Beth that the key to finding her family lies in the books she once read as a child.

Audiences are advised that this performance contains suggested offstage violence, violence depicted onstage, loud and sudden sound effects resembling gunfire and explosions, and violence depicted against a child.

Virtual Lobby

In advance of the performance, we'd like to invite you to visit our Virtual Lobby to learn more about the production and our team.


Cast of Mother:Knife
Role Name
Beth Simona Flores
Maria Madeline Rodriguez*
Benita Genesis Cuadra
Félix Orlando Lopez
Yara Valerie Muensterman

Creative Team

Title Name
Playwright Derick Edgren Otero
Director Margo Skornia
Production Advisor Meredith Alexander
Stage Manager Savanha Moore
Assistant Stage Manager Jackson Kopesky*
Scenic Designer Chloe Cobb
Costume Designer Annelies Knight*
Lighting Designer Jeffrey Oakley
Sound Designer Victor Maldonado
Puppet Designer Abigail Coleman
Fight Choreographer Orlando Lopez

*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.


Tickets for gallery productions are available in the Theatre Building lobby one hour before show time.
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.

Production Photos