After the sudden loss of their best friend, Good-dog, Sad-bird must adjust to their new life in a world of angels, anarchists, aliens, and the ghost of a disgraced Russian scientist. As Sad-bird searches for their place on earth, Good-dog searches for his place among the stars. Smile Medicine explores the timely themes of depression, loss, regret, and hope through humor, lamentation, and music.
This performance contains strong language, ableist language, discussions of animal abuse, substance abuse, sexual assault, and suicidal ideation. Theatrical haze and strobe lighting effects will be used.
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.
|Good-Dog||Virginia Wangechi Muturi*|
|Oleg Gazenko||Bob Mussett|
|Angels||Sara Alvidrez*, Braxten Jones*, Erin Luo*, Miriam Ochs*, Ellie Turk*|
|Ensemble||Andrew Heligas*, Regan Heying*, Jacob Licht*, Kyle Schindler|
|Scenic Designer||R. Eric Stone**|
|Costume Designer||Bethany Kasperek|
|Lighting Designer||Nick Coso|
|Media Designer||Emily Berkheimer*|
|Sound Designer||Skid Krommendyk*|
|Music Supervisor/Arranger/Vocal Coach||Mark Bruckner|
|Stage Manager||Mady Davis|
|Assistant Lighting Designer||Reese Morgan*|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Jordan "J.J." Jones|
|Drums||Eric M. Thompson|
*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.
**Member of the United Scenic Artists, Local 829.
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319-335-1160 or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office at the Theatre Building one hour prior to the performance, on an as-available basis, unless the production is sold out.
Capacity is limited and all seating is general admission. Masks are strongly encouraged.
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 Hancher Box Office in advance at 319-335-1158.