String. Book by Sarah Hammond. Music and lyrics by Adam Gwon. Three women in white gowns with gold glowing scissors and string.


Mar 04, 2022 to Mar 12, 2022
Book by Sarah Hammond
Music and Lyrics by Adam Gwon
Directed by: 
Eric Forsythe
E.C. Mabie Theatre
Friday, March 11, 2022 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 8:00pm


A workaholic Greek god gets tangled up with a security guard in the basement of the tallest building in the world. One mistake leads to another - a lost pair of scissors, a kiss, a stolen string - and soon Atropos is breaking her own rules to offer forever to an ordinary man. Can the fabric of the universe stand a flaw? A stunningly beautiful musical about fate and love in the modern world.

This production will use theatrical strobe lighting effects.

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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 String.
Role Name
Clotho Alice Conroy*
Lachesis Ashley Migliore*
Atropos Sabrina Duke*
Mickey Peter Noll*
O'Brien (Mickey-Swing) Alex Granfield*
Zeus/Chorus Neil Smithson*
Geneva/Chorus Samantha Mayer*
Night/Chorus (Atropos-Swing) Emma Gostonczik*
Time/Chorus Margaret Schafer*
Chorus (Zeus-Swing) Cullen Asbery*
Chorus (Night-Swing) Alice Beberdick*
Chorus Niyati Deshpande*
Chorus (Lachesis/Clotho-Swing) Helaina Kalman*
Chorus/Dance Captain Sophia Kilburg*
Chorus (O'Brien-Swing) Joseph Lepire*
Chorus Jacob Licht*
Chorus Damon Nally*
Chorus Brody Ohm*
Chorus/Intimacy Captain Katie Redden*
Chorus Kolton Stremler*
Chorus Ellie Turk*

Creative Team

Creative Team of String.
Title Name
Director Eric Forsythe
Scenic Designer R. Eric Stone**
Costume Designer Abigail Mansfield Coleman
Lighting Designer Bryon Winn**
Digital Media Designer Emily Berkheimer
Music Director/Conductor/Sound Designer/Keyboard Programmer Mark Bruckner
Movement + Intimacy Director Erica Barnes
Dramaturg Margo Skornia
Stage Manager Taylor Leigh Jackson
Costume Design Assistant Annelies R. Knight*
Assistant Lighting Designer Sara Becker*
Assistant Conductor Megan Maddaleno
Associate Music Director Jilly Cooke*
Assistant Stage Manager Elizabeth Sarsfield*
Orchestra Manager Siheng "Sam" Nie*
Accompanist Mariya Akhadjanova


Musicians of String.
Instrument Name
Piano Mariya Akhadjanova
Cello Madison Brady
Percussion Tom Corbridge
Viola Laura Goddard
Bass Askar Khaetov
Violin ShengHo Wang

*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 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.

Production Photos

A Scene from STRING

A Scene from STRING

A Scene from STRING

A Scene from STRING

A Scene from STRING