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Trocadero Rose, an unsung disco opera

Dec 01, 2016 to Dec 04, 2016
Scott Bradley
Directed by: 
Emma Genesen
Theatre B
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 8:00pm
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 2:00pm


Trocadero Rose reimagines Verdi’s La Traviata as an ‘unsung disco opera’ set in the nightclub world of 1979 San Francisco. Margo Rose must choose between love and survival when the honeymoon of LGBT liberation is shattered by hero Harvey Milk’s murder. Trocadero Rose is an inter-disciplinary collaboration of graduate and undergraduate students across the Division of Performing Arts and features a nineteen-member performance ensemble of actors and dancers.

This production contains adult themes and language, partial nudity, simulated drug use, violence, haze, and strobe effects.


Emily Dauer
Maya Bassuk*
Lou Brownless*
Bennett Cullen*
Yannik Encarnacao*
Hunter Glenn*
Lindsey Harney*
Adam Koob*
Ashley Lapointe*
Cohen Lewis-Hill*
Jessica Misra*
Christopher Okiishi
Rob Petrie*
Corbin Phillips*
Antoine Robinson*
Marc Saladino*
Jenna Smithson*
Benjamin Sulzberger*
Nick Wang*

Artistic Team

Playwright Scott Bradley
Director Emma Genesen*
Choreographer Ainsley Tharp*
Dance Consultant Ramon Flowers
Music Composer Aura Strohschein
Sound Designer Ariel Clabaugh*
Lighting Designer Hoejeong J. Yoo*
Scenic Designer Rich LeMay
Props/Assistant Scenic Designer Elin Dejus*
Costume Designer Madison Otis*
Assistant Costume Designer Emma Bibb*
Dramaturg Molly Winstead
Stage Manager Alosha Robinson*
Assistant Stage Manager Gwyneth Forsythe*

*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 lobby one hour before showtime.
Tickets are $5 for non-students and free for University of Iowa students with a valid ID.

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.