rockabye by Meg Mechelke. Illustration of Theatre Building.


Oct 21, 2022 to Oct 23, 2022
Meg Mechelke
Alan MacVey Theatre, Theatre Building
Friday, October 21, 2022 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 2:00pm


There is a tree holding up the moon. If you cut it down, that would definitely be bad. Featuring a tree, a maintenance worker, and the strongest girl in the world, this play tells a story about grief, loss, and the fact that everyone is kind of an asshole sometimes.

This performance includes strong language.

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 rockabye
Role Name
Barefoot Girl Abby Paul*
Shitty Ex-Boyfriend Ted Buckley
Municipal Maintenance Worker Casey Scott*
Secretary Katy Rothfusz*
Woman with Clipboard/Bullhorn/Posters Hannah Shade*
Strongest Girl in the World/Angry Townie/Chorus Hannah Lipski*
Man/Angry Townie/Chorus Jacob Licht*
Confectioner/Angry Townie/Chorus Luis Avalos*
Angry Townie/Chorus Lindsey Wildman*

Creative Team

Title Name
Playwright/Director Meg Mechelke*
Assistant Director Sara Alvidrez*
Stage Manager Emma Merkes*
Scenic Designer Dorothy Craven*
Costume Designer Anneliese Knight*
Lighting Designer Nicole Blodig*
Assistant Lighting Designer Colin Kieran*
Choreographer Sabrina Duke*
Intimacy Choreographer Owen Brightman


Title Name
Sound Board Operator John Orlet*
Light Board Operator Colin Kieran*
Performance Assistant Stage Manager Sophie Young*
Deck Crew Ryan Cavanaugh*
Deck Crew Tyler Salow*

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

Special Thanks

Bryon Winn, Sam Paradis, Jordan Jones, Katie McClellen, Derick Edgren, Olivia Clement, Elizabeth Sarsfield, Kaelen Novak


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.