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Welcome to Thebes

Mar 02, 2017 to Mar 11, 2017
Moira Buffini
Directed by: 
Paul Kalina
David Thayer Theatre
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 8:00pm
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 8:00pm


Faced with an impoverished population, a shattered infrastructure, and a volatile army, the first democratic president of Thebes, Eurydice, promises peace to her nation. But establishing a Democracy proves to be delicate work. Without the aid of Theseus, the arrogant, mercurial, and profit-driven leader of the vastly wealthy state of Athens, she doesn’t stand a chance. A swaggering opposition, impatient for insurrection, prowls on the fringe to undermine the new “female” President. All the while, the body of the former dictator lies unburied.

Set in the present day but inspired by ancient myth, Welcome to Thebes offers a passionate exploration of an encounter between the world’s poorest countries in the aftermath of a brutal war.

This production contains adult language, violence, use of weapons, and gunshots.

Welcome to Thebes
Copyright © Moira Buffini 2010
Please note: Actors in this performance are all non-paid, student actors.


Megaera JaMaya Austin*
Miletus Zach Twardowkski
Scud Sydney Speltz*
Eurydice Emelia Asiedu
Tydeus Eli Jolley
Pargeia Cristina Goyeneche
Haemon Damitri Taylor*
Antigone Miriam Randolph*
Ismene Maya Bassuk*
Tiresias Ash Pierce*
Harmonia Daly Tighe*
Polykleitos Randryck Lewis
Aglaea Elyse Fisher
Thalia Taylor Edelle Stuart*
Euphrosyne Tempestt Farrar
Eunomia Madeline Ascherl*
Bia Alyssa Boland*
Helia Hannah Adamson*
Eris Cristina Ranslem*
Xenophanes Hunter Menken*
Theseus William Goblirsch
Phaeax Rob Siegrist*
Talthybia Weiyi Zhang*
Enyalius Marc Saladino*
Plautus Sterling Isler*
Ichaea Rob Petrie*

Artistic Team

Director Paul Kalina
Scenic Designer Skyler Matthias*
Costume Designer Loyce Arthur**
Assistant Costume Designer Akeem Celestine
Lighting Designer Hoejeong J. Yoo*
Sound Designer Ted Brown*
Fight Director Lukas Brasherfons
Stage Manager Samantha Paradis
Assistant Stage Manager Ellen Kane*

*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.

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.