We All Were Sunflowers

Oct 31, 2019 to Nov 03, 2019
Ikram Basra
Directed by: 
Brad Pickhinke
Alan MacVey Theatre
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 8:00pm
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 2:00pm


In 1919, protests have challenged the rule of British Raj in Punjab, India, and Lt. Governor Michael O’Dwyer creates the conditions for a massacre in Amritsar to send a message. Over 1000 innocent people are slaughtered at the harvest festival where Udham Singh is witness to the suffering. Thus begins his journey to find peace for himself and justice for the victims that takes him to Africa and around the world, Europe, and the United States, gathering support for the movement until there can only be justice when the man responsible for the massacre at Amritsar is himself assassinated.

This performance will use a prop gun and the sound of gunshots will be heard. Theatrical haze and strobe lighting effects will be used.


Cast of We All Were Sunflowers
Alexis Healey
Anthony Davis
Brandon Treviño
Dakota Downey
Emma Kohlenberg
Kyle Watkins
Kyler Johnson
Malachi Hadaway
Nate Marks
Olivia Gorden
Sasha Tyler

Artistic Team

Artistic Team of We All Were Sunflowers
Title Name
Playwright Ikram Basra
Director Brad Pickhinke
Scenic Designer Justin Swenson
Costume Designer Aella Rose-Hill
Lighting Designer Julia Corbett
Sound Designer Colten Langfitt
Composer Kamin Roshandel
Dramaturg Nate Ferguson
Stage Manager Mariana Tejeda


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.