Perils of the Flowerbed poster image. Stained glass window with howling wolf.

Perils of the Flowerbed

Oct 24, 2019 to Oct 27, 2019
Steven Glavey
Directed by: 
Lila Rachel Becker
Alan MacVey Theatre
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 8:00pm
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 2:00pm


A young girl comes to serve at a castle presided over by a baroness with a mysterious affliction, entering into a world of singing flowers and moonlit monstrosities. Perils of the Flowerbed is a Gothic exploration of queer desire and unreal bodies, of monstrousness, and of the frightening inescapability of family ties.

This production contains violence and adult themes.


Perils of the Flowerbed Cast
Role Name
Greta Andrea Warhurst
Eleanora Sydney Ginter
Rudolf Akia Nyrie Smith
Ensemble Lauren Macke, Peter Noll

Artistic Team

Perils of the Flowerbed Artistic Team
Title Name
Playwright Steven Glavey
Director Lila Rachel Becker
Dramaturg Luke Daniel White
Scenic Designer Merric Bower
Costume Designer Aella Rose Hill
Lighting Designer Ryan McElroy
Sound Designer SP O'Brien
Puppet Designer Chelsea June
Choreographer Angelica DeLashmette
Fight Choreographer Dante Benjegerdes
Intimacy Choreographer Erica Vannon
Composer of Greta's Song Dakota Parobek
Master Carpenter Julia Corbett
Stage Manager Brillian Qi-Bell
Assistant Stage Manager Albert Williams


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.